Introduction : In the early 1990s, when they were young winemakers, Catherine and Laurent Delaunay would find themselves imagining a range of pleasure-bent, delectable, aromatic and flavourful wines that would speak the universal language of their varietals and be accessible to all wine lovers, whether they be neophytes or connoisseurs. This range would be named Les Jamelles: a feminine name, to evoke the roundness of their wines, in the plural form to reflect the diversity of the varietals, and melodious to recall their roots in the Languedoc, land of the troubadours. Today, Les Jamelles wines make up one of the largest collections of varietal wines from the south of France and are enjoyed in over 40 countries. They are renowned for their exceptional value for the money and pleasure factor, their wide appeal, and the fact that they can be enjoyed on all occasions.
Region : Languedoc
Appellation : Pays d’Oc
Grape Variety : 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Colour : Red
Agricultural practices : Sustainable
ABV : 13.5%
Ageing : The grapes are completely destemmed. Maceration, under monitored temperatures, is long and includes several pump-overs. Following malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged in tanks for approximately 6 months. A small portion of the cuvee is aged in oak barrels
Tasting notes: Featuring beautiful deep red colour, Les Jamelles Cabernet Sauvignon reveals flavours of red fruit (blackcurrant, strawberry) combined with a refreshing, slightly green note (fresh peppercorns, typical of the varietal) and spicy flavours (cinnamon, mint, honey). The finish boasts subtle woodiness (with aromas of cedar, oak and walnut). The tannins are soft and silky.
Serving temperature : 18°C
Food pairing :Serve at 17 – 18°C with traditional dishes such as shepherd’s pie, gratins, beef and vegetable stew, grilled meats, or rack of lamb. Catherine Delaunay particularly recommends serving it with cassoulet, the Languedoc’s emblematic dish.