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% Sauvignon Blanc
Colour : White
Agricultural practices : Sustainable
ABV : 12.5%
Ageing : The grapes are harvested very early in the morning, even before daybreak. They are transported rapidly to the winery to be pressed. Alcoholic fermentation takes place quickly in stainless steel tanks with temperatures maintained between 18 and 20 °C. Air contact is avoided. Ageing on fine lees at low temperatures in a carbonic environment is brief, lasting just a few months. There is no malolactic fermentation so that the wine preserves all of its freshness. Our Sauvignon Blanc is one of our first varietal wines to be bottled.
Tasting notes: Doted with lovely pale colour, Les Jamelles Sauvignon Blanc is taut and aromatic with flavours of fruit (passion fruit, wild strawberry), citrus (pink grapefruit, lemon) along with vegetal notes (green tomato). It also features floral nuances (honeysuckle), and a mineral scent of flint. On the palate, it is very fresh and mineral, boasting good acidity and refreshing astringency on the finish.
Serving temperature : 8 °C
Food pairing : Serve well chilled as an aperitif, with seafood or summer cuisine. Catherine Delaunay particularly recommends pairing it with sea bream ceviche or a shrimp, grapefruit and avocado salad, or grilled cod with a citrus sauce.