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Les Jamelles Viognier 2017

Les Jamelles Viognier 2017
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SKU: LJA-VIO-2017
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Since 1995, Les Jamelles has been produced by Catherine and Laurent Delaunay, two young winemakers from Burgundy, whose family has been producing wine for four generations. After working in California, they both fell under the charm of the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the South of France.

Catherine Delaunay is one of few rare women to work as a winemaker. Throughout the year, in particular during the harvest period, she travels the length and breadth of the region visiting the growers who work in partnership with Les Jamelles, supervising the vinification processes, organizing the aging of the wines, and carrying out the final blending.

A veritable maestro, passionate about the art of wine tasting, Catherine oversees and is responsible for the quality of each the “Les Jamelles” wines.

Les Jamelles wines come from the Pays d’Oc (Languedoc-Roussillon), the biggest vineyard region in the world. It boasts a wide range of geographic features, from the sunny beaches on the Mediterranean sea to the plains of Béziers, to the banks of the Rhône to the Pyrenees mountains. As in Burgundy, the region offers an infinite of terroirs and microclimates, allowing very different wines to be produced.

The secret behind the high quality of the Les Jamelles wines lies in this rich variety of complementary terroirs – some provide fruit, others structure or roundness, and others freshness.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Viognier
Appellation
Pays d'Oc
Alcohol %
13
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our Viognier Les Jamelles has a lovely pale gold colour and a relatively syrupy consistence. It is a rich and very aromatic wine with lots of characteristic fruity scents (apricots, fresh peaches). It also displays floral nuances of acacia flowers, lilies and, "blue lavender", together with a hint of fresh bananas. Round and syrupy on the palate, it is fresh and very well-balanced between richness and acidity, with a honeyed finish.
Vineyard Notes
Hérault département and Aude Valley in the South of the Minervois (limestone and pebbles soils, sunny climate and enough rainfall, thanks to the neighboring mountains of the Cévennes and Pyrenees) . 10-year-old vines growing on slopes at an average altitude of 150 to 200m.
Production Notes
Early harvesting. Alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats (15 to 18°C). Any risk of oxidation is avoided. The wine is aged for several months in vats on its lees. No malolactic fermentation.
Food Pairing Notes
Ideal as an aperitif, with seafood, fish or slightly bitter tasting vegetables, such as asparagus, and also with fruit tarts (a rather original match!)
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