Estate: Château de Jau was acquired, restored and renamed by Sabine and Bernard Dauré in 1974. The estate dates back to the 12th century when it was the property of Cistercian monks. Today the 100 hectare estate is headed by Sabine and Bernard’s children Simon and Estelle. The winemaking family also owns Viña las Niñas in Chile.
Winemaking: Carignan and Grenache are grown in white limestone soils; the Syrah and Mourvèdre vineyards are deep moist soils of black schist, with vines that “dive into the depths of the Agly River to the water table”.
Tasting Notes: Dark garnet in colour with smoky, meaty aromas contrasting with floral and black pepper nuances. Black cherry, licorice and meaty earth notes are accented by crushed black peppercorn, finishing with smooth tannins and clean minerals. An elegant and refined French red blend that affirms its proximity to Spain with its display of bold flavours.
45% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre, 15% Carignan, 10% Grenache
Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Bottled by Vignobles Dauré
$14 [average price]
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