Jean-Luc Jamet - Pinot Noir "Schistes" 2018
This Pinot Noir "Schistes" is textural and spicy with deliciously ripe and open fruit.
Jean-Luc Jamet is an undeniable icon and celebrated producer, crafting some of the most exquisite wines in Côte-Rôtie. Originally working with his brother Jean-Paul, at the family's famed Domaine Jamet estate, the pair parted ways in 2013. The vineyards, comprising of 16 prime hectares in Côte-Rôtie and Côte du Rhône, were divided equally.
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 lees) for seven months in 50% oak barrels (10% new) and 50% stainless steel tank. The wine is then blended without filtering.
This Pinot Noir “Schiste” is powerful and profound, the nose contains open-knit raspberry and cherries with smoky, barbeque meat scents. 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 and charred eggplant. Drink now. 100% Pinot Noir.
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