Wine Spectator 97 points - A stunner, with captivating damson plum, bitter cherry, blood orange and blackberry fruit all melded together and lined with savory, black olive, rosemary and saucisson sec notes. The finish delivers mouthwatering cut, with a wrought iron frame that should carry this easily for two decades. A distinctive and singular expression of old school Cote-Rotie. Best from 2017 through 2030. From France.óJ.M. (Aug 28 2013)
This wine is 100 % Syrah and is partially destemmed, based on the vintage. Total elevage is almost two years before bottling, with at least 20 months in cask. 25% new , 25% one-year, 25% two-year & 25% three-year old oak barrels. This wine is bottled unfiltered.
|Cote-Rotie is the area in the northern Rhone widely acknowledged to be the site where the vine was first cultivated by the Romans. Located high above the town of Ampuis and the Rhone River, Domaine Jamet produces tiny quantities of stunning Cote-Rotie. Bobby began working with Joseph Jamet in 1979, and his sons, Jean-Paul and Jean-Luc, now run the property. The work is divided between the two brothers, and over the past fifteen years Jean-Luc and Jean-Paul have done much to improve estate. The cave is now completely gravity fed, allowing them to make their wine without pushing the fruit or pumping the juice.
The Jamets have 6 hectares of vines averaging between 25 and 50 years old, and 3 more hectares of young vines recently planted. Yields are kept consistently low (35 hecto/ hectare), with 75% of fruit coming from the Cote Brune and 25% from the Cote Blonde.