Les Petites Jamelles are fruit forward, smooth, well-balanced and easy to drink wines. They were carefully elaborated by Les Jamelles winemakers, who are recognized specialists of the Pays d'Oc.
"Les Petites Jamelles" Rosé is made according to the "rosé de saignée" method. This winemaking technique borrows from those used for both red and white wine making. As for red wines, the grape bunches are placed in tanks whole and left to macerate. Due to contact with the skins which are rich in colour, the must takes on colour itself. When the desired colour has been obtained (after approximately 24 hours), the slightly coloured juice is racked and is no longer in contact with solid matter. It is then vinified as for white wine (the juice alone is left to ferment) at relatively low temperatures (15 °C) so as to develop as much flavour as possible. The wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation in order to maintain all of its freshness and natural acidity. It is bottled relatively quickly.
This rosé wine is brilliant and deep pink coloured. It is fruit forward and aromatic, with nice scents of strawberry, wild cherry and grenadine. This fresh and easy-drinking wine has a round and long palate.
The grapes come from various terroirs in the Southern French Pays d'Oc region : . 15- to 20-year-old vines cultivated on schistous and claylimestone soils with shingles in the Aude department . over 25-year-old vines in the Pyrénées Orientales. The climate is very bright and sunny with hot, dry weather conditions. Low yields (40 to 50 hl/ha).
Serve well-chilled (8°C), as an aperitif, with salads, braised or grilled meats, stuffed peppers, pasta or cheese.