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% Malbec
Colour : Red
Agricultural practices : Sustainable
ABV : 13%
Ageing : The grapes are harvested when they are at their peak of ripeness. They are then vinified in concrete tanks under monitored temperatures. Traditional maceration lasts 2 to 3 weeks then, after the grapes are pressed, the wine is aged on oak for added complexity.
Tasting notes: Endowed with ruby colour enhanced with red highlights, Les Jamelles Malbec is a powerful wine, with a spicy nose reminiscent of liquorice and both red and black fruit. It is supple on the palate though well structured, boasting big fruit along with persistent spicy notes and fine tannins that give elegant length.
Serving temperature : 16 °C
Food pairing : Served at 16 °C, this wine is ideal with Mediterranean cuisine (ratatouille), couscous, tajine, grilled red meats, spicy dishes, or a simple plate of assorted cold cuts and cheeses, and even with a chocolate dessert! Catherine Delaunay recommends serving this emblematic Argentinian varietal with an Angus or Argentinian beef steak served with pepper sauce.