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% Pinot Noir
Colour : Red
Agricultural practices : Sustainable
ABV : 13%
Ageing : Cold pre-fermentation maceration lasts approximately one week, as does fermentation under monitored temperatures followed by 8 to 10 days of vatting. The cuvée is aged using only very slightly toasted oak for 6 to 9 months.
Tasting notes: Endowed with beautiful ruby red colour, Les Jamelles Pinot Noir reveals a nose redolent of berries, floral notes and a delicate hint of oak and vanilla. It boasts gorgeous complexity on the palate. Full-bodied, long and rich, its flavours of crushed red fruit (raspberry, cherry) and jammy plum are supported by well-integrated, rounded tannins. Influenced by her Burgundian origins, Catherine Delaunay offers a wine that is faithful to its varietal with aromas of red berries and a mineral touch that give it pleasing freshness and well-rounded tannins. The perfect balance!
Serving temperature : 17 °C
Food pairing : Serve with cold cuts, white meats (poultry in cream sauce) and mild cheeses. Catherine Delaunay particularly recommends pairing it with beef Bourguignon, osso buco, Gaston Gérard chicken, or even a peach tart.