A fresh and elegant red with blackberry, smoked bacon and animal hints backed up by petrichor, black olives and pepper. Medium bodied, velvety texture, well balanced with refreshing acidity. Savoury, structured and a clean persistent mineral-tinged finish. Jamet is one of the Rhône’s best kept secrets.
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From a non-classified site just above Ampuis in Côte Rôtie: "this Collines Rhodaniennes IGP Cuvee is located on a plot at an altitude of over 400m. It consists only of Syrah. The wine is aged in barrels of different volumes for 10-12 months. This wine is intended to keep a fruity explosion throughout its youth. This is why we recommend enjoying this gourmet wines before 5 years, but it is possible however to enjoy it later."- Jean Luc Jamet
Jean-Luc Jamet is one of the most iconic producers of Côte-Rôtie and Côte du Rhône. His journey began in 1991, working alongside his brother Jean-Paul at the famed family estate “Domaine Jamet”. The magnificent Domaine occupied some of the the best parts of Côte-Rôtie and Côte du Rhône – but in 2013, the brothers parted ways and split the 16 hectare estate into equal halves.
With a brand-new winery (literally separated by one wall to his brother’s) and the same marvellous vineyards at hand, Jean-Luc – the ‘phoenix’ of Côte Rôtie – started a new adventure. He now applies his craft in making wines of extreme delicacy to his own exacting taste and standards.
Jean-Luc’s delicious wine style is quite different to the plusher, fleshier Domaine Jamet expressions as he prefers to focus on earlier picked grapes, with fresher/more vibrant fruit characteristics with more precise acidity.