Jaboulet & Perrin!
Nicolas Jaboulet, one of the most famous North Rhône wine producers, will release his first wine resulting from the joint venture with the Perrin family of Château Beaucastel.
It is Nicolas' first project since leaving the Paul Jaboulet Aîné family empire, which owns the mythical, iconic Hermitage La Kapelle, in early 2009. In this family business he worked for a long time as sales manager. Since 2006, Paul Jaboulet Aîné has belonged to the Frey family from Château La Lagoon in Bordeaux and the only original family member left is Frederic Jaboulet (France and Export Director).
Château Beaucastel, owned by the Perrin family, is one of the leading estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. They own vineyards throughout the South Rhône such as Vinsobres, Vacqueyras, Gigondas, Cairanne and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The new joint operation will market its wines under the name Nicolas Jaboulet, Perrin Frères.
Due to a strict selection, only small quantities of each wine are produced - between 3,000 and 10,000 bottles per vintage. Marc Perrin, one of the four Perrin brothers involved in the project, says: "We have had an interest in the North Rhône for a long time, but wanted to separate this from our other winemaking activities. Now we have finally got the opportunity we have been waiting for ."
The first four wines - all vintage 2007 - are called Hermitage Rouge, Hermitage Blanc, Côte Rotie and Saint-Joseph.
They're coming onto the market right now. Nicolas Jaboulet says: "We are starting with just four appellations, but will be looking for Cornas and Cordes-Hermitage in the future".
Maître Philippe sells Saint-Joseph almost exclusively because it goes well with cheese and meat and can be drunk straight away. The other three are great storage wines that we can of course also order for you. Ask in store for prices. All wines are delivered in wooden boxes of 6.
Saint Joseph 2007 (100% Syrah)
Strong and rich on the nose with wild dark fruits such as blueberries and blackcurrants. Typical aromas of Syrah on a granite floor: violets, graphite and bacon. In the mouth it is extensive with gentle tannins. The finale repeats the dark fruits. This strong wine impresses with a beautiful elegance. Enjoy it now.
The bottle (75 cl. ) costs €19.90