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 : Grenache / Sauvignon Blanc
Colour : White
Agricultural practices : Conventional
ABV : 12.5%
Ageing : The grapes are picked very early in the morning (between 5 and 9 AM) to ensure that they are very fresh and to avoid setting off the start of skin contact maceration. The grapes are pressed immediately and the juices are thoroughly settled. Fermentation takes place under monitored temperatures to preserve as much fruit as possible. Fermentation is relatively slow (between 15 days and 3 weeks), and ageing on fine lees lasts approximately 6 months in the aim of developing the wine’s roundness and richness.
Tasting notes: This wine presents pleasing aromas of exotic fruit and floral notes underscored by a hint of boxwood. Long and round on the palate, with remarkable freshness and lovely balance.
Serving temperature : 8 °C
Food pairing : Serve as an aperitif or with a starter, fish, prawns, grilled chicken, white meats or goat’s cheeses. A couple of original matches that Catherine Delaunay suggests would be a Tahitian-style raw fish salad or bruschetta.