The Languedoc region thrives on Syrah, a grape type that originated in the Rhone Valley and has grown quite renowned. The majority of this cuvée is made using the “la cocotte” (casserole) method, which involves totally submerging the pomace at the end of alcoholic fermentation. This allows for the tannins and color pigments to be extracted slowly and gently, giving the wine appealing silky tannins and good concentration. A portion of the cuvée is aged in wood for a hint of spice.
This red wine won Silver at the Mundus Vini 2020, and earned 87 points on Decanter.
The Les Jamelles Syrah has a rich, purple-red color, and a syrupy texture. It has floral and wild fruit aromas, as well as a hint of mint, and a crisp finish reminiscent of woodland undergrowth.
On the palate, this wine is rich and full-bodied, with blended notes of spices, vanilla, and cinnamon, a trace of minerality and a long, silky finish with rare complexity and a beautiful taste of licorice.
Serve the Les Jamelles Syrah chilled, with Mediterranean cuisine, spicy meals, sauced meats, game, or cold cuts. Pair it with Spanish tapas, lamb tajine with prunes, or spareribs in piment d’Espelette-spiked tomato sauce.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.