Learn About Jean-Paul & Jean-Luc Jamet
Cote-Rotie is the area in the northern Rhone widely acknowledged to be the site where the vine was first cultivated by the Romans. Located high above the town of Ampuis and the Rhone River, Domaine Jamet produces tiny quantities of stunning Cote-Rotie. Bobby began working with Joseph Jamet in 1979, and his sons, Jean-Paul and Jean-Luc, now run the property. The work is divided...
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Learn About Cote Rotie
The Rhone appellation furthest north, the translation of Cote Rotie is roasted slope, named after the region's very steep, south facing slopes that have ideal exposure to the sun. There are two main slopes, Cote Brunes & Cote Blondes. They are just as they sound, with the darker Brunes soils consisting of rich clay and iron, producing firm and robust wine. The...
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Learn About Rhone Red Blends
The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...
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