This is another example of the way in which Catherine Delaunay
has transferred her family know-how to the South of France. This
wine, which is produced in limited quantities, is quite different
from preconceived ideas people generally have about Pinot Noir
wines when the variety is grown away from its homeland. It is well
Our Pinot Noir Les Jamelles has a dark color, with ruby tints. It
has scents of red and black berries mixed with floral notes,
together with hints of delicate wood and vanilla. It is complex,
rich, long and fat on the palate. It displays aromas of crushed
black fruits (blackberries, blackcurrants, cherries) and jam. The
tannins are plump and well-integrated. Unlike many Pinot Noirs
grown in the Pays d'Oc, this wine is not dominated by heaviness or
an excessive over-ripeness.
Food & wine
Serve at 62 - 66°F with charcuteries, white meat (such as chicken
with a cream sauce) and light cheeses.
Clay and limestone soils. Terraces on the height of the Aude
Valley, in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Cooler climate, milder
temperatures and rainfalls. 10-year-old vines pruned using the
"cordon de Royat" (trellised) and "Guyot" (trellised) methods.
Cold pre-fermentation maceration (about a week). One week's
fermentation at controlled temperatures. 25% of the final blend is
aged in oak barrels for 6 to 9 months.
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