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Chateau de Jau Cotes de Roussillon 2011

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Chateau de Jau Cotes de Roussillon 2011 750ml

Chateau de Jau Cotes de Roussillon

Dark red in color, with intense, ripe berry-tobacco aromas and a generous perfumed bouquet. Concentrated flavors supported by sound acidity and a long, sustained finish. 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.

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.

Gerard
3/23/15 10:03 AM JOINED 12/19/08
Calling this "arguably the best french wine in the world" in an email is disingenuous and embarrassing. This is a red fruit bomb with no terroir or typicity and has the flavor profile more like Kool-aid than fine wine. Have you guys ever had decent Bordeaux or Burgundy? Selling wine this way lowers the bar for everyone. When you don't have an inflated score to put next to the wine, you make statements that you cannot possibly support. If someone likes this wine, fine. Can't you find a more professional way to sell it?
NINA
4/26/15 1:50 PM JOINED 12/12/07
Seriously? We have gone from arguably the best in the world to drinkable? I agree with Ed, Gordon and Joseph!Overstating is NOT helpful.
Gordon
3/30/15 10:13 AM JOINED 1/16/15
I wholeheartedly agree with the comment from "Joseph". Calling this Roussillon "arguably the best French wine in the world" is totally preposterous! I have been in the wine exporting business for 25 years. During that time, I have exported wine from Roussillon to Japan. It is a nice, good value wine but far, far, far from the great wine you purport it to be. You have no credibility calling it such. Shame on you!
Ed of IWAGY
3/30/15 9:20 AM JOINED 9/13/11
"Best French wine in the world"????? I guess I should toss out the Chateauneuf de Pape in my cellar?? and then go down and smash my Burgundys from Beaune & Pommard.
I agree with the comment above....How can you, in good conscience, make a headline sales statement like that? It made me open the link just to look at the offering, but the net result is a lower regard, and less trust for your rating comments.
This is a lovely, lovely drinkable wine!

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Chateau de Jau Chateau de Jau Cotes de Roussillon 2011
BOTTLE SIZE: 750ml
Dark red in color, with intense, ripe berry-tobacco aromas and a generous perfumed bouquet. Concentrated flavors supported by sound acidity and a long, sustained finish. 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.
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Notes on the Chateau de Jau Cotes de Roussillon 750ML 2011

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.

Technical Notes 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.