Alain JAUME - 2019
“Terrasses de Montmirail”
Located in and around the famous area called “Dentelles de Montmirail”, the landscape typicity is made by a rocky bar (between 100 and 600 meters high). Soils are made of clay and sand with limestone. The “Dentelles” appeared thanks to the pressure between the Pyrenees and Alps montains. This is a land of predilection to produce both powerful and fresh wines.
Nights are cooler and the grapes ripeness usually comes in late september.
Grenache mostly, Syrah, Mourvèdre by less than 15%.
Winemaking & ageing
Traditional wine-making in stainless and concrete vats. Crushed and destemmed grapes. Average of 18 days of vatting with pigeages. Ageing in vats mostly and oak barrels. Bottling after 12 – 14 months.
Deep red garnet color. Aromas typical for Grenache with ripe black fruit, blackberry. A powerful Gigondas, racy but harmonious and well balanced. The finish is long on spices touches (pepper) and minerals (crushed rocks, graphite).
Between 1 and 8 years. Best to decant if served young. Serve at a temperature of 17°C.