This is a lovely, lovely drinkable wine!
Wine Maker Notes
Each varietal is hand harvested and vinified separately in temperature controlled stainless
steel tanks. Grenache and Carignan benefit from a two-week skin contact maceration.
Syrah and Mourvedre are vinified in rotating fermenters for a full week, yielding maximum
richness and extraction. This provides for high quality, soft, ripe tannins. The wine is aged
in vats and bottled without oak ageing to preserve the natural style and concentration.
The Dauré family has long been acknowledge as the premier winemaking family of Côtes du
Roussillon. The estate spans the villages of Cases de Pêne, Estagel, and Tautavel, occupying
331 cultivated acres planted in eleven classic Mediterranean varietals. The magnificent hillside
vineyards of the Château de Jau were painstakingly revitalized by ripping up the old neglected
vineyards and crushing the stone upturned in the process. The rebuilding of the vineyards at
Château de Jau, overseen by winemaker Estelle Dauré, represents some of the most ambitious
and exciting work undertaken in the Roussillon in the last twenty years. This revitalization has
allowed the Dauré family to create the incredible wines produced today.