Jean-Luc Jamet - Pinot Noir "Schistes" 2017
This Pinot Noir "Schiste" is textural and spicy with delicious stewed fruit.
Jean-Luc Jamet is one of the most iconic producers of Côte-Rôtie and Côte du Rhône. His journey began in 1991, working alongside his brother Jean-Paul at the famed family estate “Domaine Jamet”. The magnificent Domaine occupied some of the the best parts of Côte-Rôtie and Côte du Rhône – but in 2013, the brothers parted ways and split the 16 hectare estate into equal halves.
The Schiste vineyard is ideally located above Ampuis, on shisteous soils from vines around 10 years old. The fruit is manually harvested, 100% destemmed, fermented under natural yeast in stainless steel for 15 days then aged “sur lie” (under fine leas) for 7 months 50% oak barrels (10% new), 50% steel tank. The wine is then blended with no filtering.
This Pinot “Schiste” is powerful and profound, the nose is stewed raspberry and cherries with smoky barbeque meat rub spice and bacon. The palate explodes in the mouth with crunchy red berries and earthy spice driven tannin. It can be enjoyed with game dishes like duck and quail, kangaroo, smoked meats, charred eggplant. Drink now. 100% Pinot Noir.
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