GSM - Vacqueyras - Grand Garrigue - Southern Rhone - France
A traditional blend of Grenache Noir, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre, aged in concrete vats and 3 year old barrels for 14 months. Deep, intense hue, aromas of fresh black fruit, a little meaty and dried herbs. On the palate, the richness of the tannins harmonizes with the smoothness of the wine. The finsh is long, with spice aromas and liquorice.
The Jaume family have been making wine here since 1826 and still own the same vineyards; some of the vines are now over 100 years old. Christophe Jaume is the sixth generation of his family to make wine at this domaine. Covering nearly 50 hectares, the domaine has plots in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes du-Rhône Villages, Côtes-du-Rhône and Lirac. Their vineyards are planted with Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre for the reds and Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Roussanne for the Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, and Viognier for the excellent white Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc de Viognier. The family believe in maintaining the harmony between the grape and the soil and so they farm organically; their vineyards achieved organic certification in 2012.