2018 Alain Jaume & Fils Ventoux Les Gelinottes

Year: 2018
Appellation: Ventoux
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 89
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$10.95
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SUPER VALUE!...50% Grenache and 50% Syrah

"A fine effort and a better value, the 2018 Ventoux les Gelinottes is purchased wine from a single supplier. It's peppery on the nose, with black cherry fruit. Medium-bodied, silky and fine, it should be consumed over the next few years.

As I wrote in Part 1 of this year's Southern Rhône report, together with its Domaine de Grand Veneur in Châteauneuf-du-Pape (recent releases of those wines were reviewed previously), this firm has become one of the stalwarts in the American market. No doubt this is due in no small part to the American importer, Fran Kysela et Fils, but the overall standard of quality is high, and Americans have learned to trust Alain Jaume et Fils-with good reason." (WA)

Winery Notes:
The wine is produced from hilly vineyards that are mainly planted on sandy and clay soils. They are located on the East side of the Rhone valley, in the Vaucluse area. Welcome to the foothills of the well known “Mont Ventoux” Mountain.

The color is intense, purple-tinged garnet. The aromatic range of the nose goes from fresh berries to black fruit (blackcurrant, blackberry). The palate is full-flavored, with very soft tannins and aromas of the fruit already mentioned. This is a gorgeous style of wine, fruity driven, for every day drinking...anytime!!