Already recognized as specialists in the wines of Languedoc-Roussillon, our passion for the diversity in the region's grape varieties led us to create the «Les Jamelles Cépage Rare» collection which is aimed at introducing wine lovers to a selection of heritage, forgotten, or little-known varietals that make up the viticultural heritage of southern France. These wines are the result of a long quest that allowed us to discover vineyards in which the vines thrive and flourish. We learned to determine their optimal yields and how to best vinify the grapes.
Alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats (15 to 20°C). Few months ageing in vats. Contact with the air avoided. Early bottling.
Our Marsanne Les Jamelles has a lovely pale yellow colour and a relatively thick consistency. The nose is very subtle, full of nuances, with fruity aromas of peach and apricot jam, scents of white flowers (daisies, acacia flowers, white dead-nettles, lilies), and red flowers (roses, peonies). It has hints of tea and lime-blossom and, finally, honey. It is relatively rich and round on the palate, with very little acidity and notes of honey, caramel and straw on the finish.
Marsanne is a grape variety that hails from the northern Rhone Valley between Valence and Lyon. Though principally cultivated along the Rhone River between Vienne and Valence, it can also be found further south, as far as the Provencal coast and the Languedoc plain. After a standstill that lasted until the1980s, the planting of Marsanne vines has since made a gradual comeback.