"Les Gelinottes" offers an intense purple-tinged garnet color and an array of aromas that go from fresh berries to black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry). The palate is full-flavored with soft tannins. This is a gorgeous style of wine, fruit-driven, for everyday drinking...anytime !
|Vintage:||2015||Grape Varietals:||50% Grenache and 50% Syrah||ABV:||14%|
|Aging:||Aged in stainless steel vats.|
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.
Winemaking and aging
Stainless steel fermentaion at cool temperature to preserve the fruits and typicity. Bottling 8 months after the harvest.
Goes well with quite a lot of food such as Pizza, Pasta, hamburger, mild cheese or even on its own.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|F0EE137078RRM||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 00136 1||1 07 84585 00136 8||$14.99|
"Dusty black cherries mark the nose of the 2016 Ventoux les Gelinottes, a 50-50 blend of Grenache and Syrah. Hints of black tea and garrigue creep in on the medium-bodied palate, while the finish picks up hints of orange zest. Drink it over the next few years. - Joe Czerwinski"
- The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker (Issue #238, August 31st 2018), 88 pts
"The estate makes a single release from the Ventoux appellation, which is located on the eastern, southern border of the Southern Rhone. The 2015 Ventoux les Gelinottes offers beautiful purity and freshness, with lots of sappy spring flowers and peppery characteristics intermixed with darker berry fruits, crushed rocks and licorice. Drink this incredibly polished, balanced and layered 2015 anytime over the coming 4-5 years. Like most of these 2015s from the Jaume Brothers, it’s a killer value. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker (Issue #227, October 28th 2016), 89 pts
"The 2014 Cotes du Ventoux Les Gélinottes is a pretty, pure and elegant red made from 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah. Aged all in stainless steel, it offers plenty of charm in its sappy herbs, white pepper, cherry and raspberry-laced bouquet. This gives way to a medium-bodied, fresh, clean and classy Ventoux that is ideal for drinking over the coming 4-5 years. -JD"
- The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker (Issue #221, October 2015), 88 pts
"Vivid ruby-red. Red berries and white pepper on the lively nose and in the mouth. Tangy and light on its feet, displaying good finishing clarity. Silky tannins sneak in late and add gentle closing grip. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (June 2016), 88 pts
"Masses of black cherries and blackberries ultimately come across as a bit simple, but satisfying. There's plenty of flavor in this medium-bodied red, and the fruit is fresh rather than confected, with a hint of cocoa on the finish. Drink now–2020."
- Wine Enthusiast (December 2016), 87 pts
"A blend of even parts Grenache and Syrah that spent 8 months in concrete tank, the Alain Jaume 2012 Ventoux Les Gelinottes is a superb mid-week drinker that offers plenty of sweet berry fruit, garrigue and flowers in a charming, medium-bodied and easy-drinking package. Despite the easygoing feel, the purity here is top-notch and this is a solid effort. Drink now-2016. -JD"
Wine Advocate (Issue #209, October 2013), 87 pts