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% Chardonnay
Colour : White
Agricultural practices : Sustainable
ABV : 13.5%
Ageing : Alcoholic fermentation is slow (3 to 6 weeks) and temperature controlled. Approximately half of the cuvée is aged on oak and on fine lees for 9 months with frequent stirring of the lees (bâtonnage).
Tasting notes: Les Jamelles Chardonnay stands out for its freshness, fruit and richness, recalling the Burgundian origins of the creator of the wines, Catherine Delaunay. Doted with gorgeous limpid golden colour, this wine is redolent of apricot and pear aromas, notes of hazelnut and white flowers, and a slightly buttery finish. The oak is expressed subtly through notes of candied chestnut, toffee and praline that are underpinned by a lemony nuance. On the palate, this is a complex, well-balanced wine that boasts remarkable freshness, pleasing minerality and a long finish.
Serving temperature : 8 °C
Food pairing :Serve well chilled (12 °C) as an aperitif, with seafood, fish, cold cuts, or white meats. Catherine Delaunay particularly likes to serve it with a nice roasted chicken and potatoes, or bass en papillote.