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.
The must is allowed to settle thoroughly. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks lasts approximately 10 days at temperatures maintained between 18° and 19°C. The wine is aged on the lees for one to two months.
This rich, full-bodied wine is pale gold in colour with floral notes on the nose (honeysuckle, peony, hawthorn) and flavours of apricot and dried fruit on the palate. It boasts considerable aromatic intensity and is all about finesse, lightness and elegance.
Roussanne is a white grape, producing white juice which is said to originate around Montélimar in Southern France's Drôme department. This local varietal is rarely grown in other regions of France. It can be found however in the Alpine foothills of Savoy where it is known as "Bergeron". The fact that it is difficult to cultivate put growers off for a while, but its incontestable qualities have sparked new interest in the varietal.