Château de Jau

Jau Jau Ier 2012

AOP Côtes du Roussillon Villages

  • Radiant Learn more
    Red wines
      Radiant reds
    Strength
    Delicious with Meat Cheese
    Ideal for Family lunch
  • The perfect matchTournedos Rossini
  • The perfect occasion Dinner date
One of the best wines I've tasted!
Jean-Michel Deluc Head Sommelier of Le Petit Ballon
  • The estate

    Château de Jau

    Located in the east Pyrenees, Château de Jau is run by the Dauré family. The Dauré brothers, Jean and Bernard, were pioneers in wine tourism setting up the first winery restaurant in the 1970’s. Today, their children are carrying the torch adding a resolutely modern touch with a great deal of creativity. The labels are fabulous, featuring animals and would be great for collectors.

  • Jean-Michel Deluc says

    There are days when I love royalty. This vintage completely confirms it. Already, the first vintage is superb, but wait for a shock, or more so a delight for your taste buds. Made mainly from Syrah with some Mourvèdre and supplemented with Grenache, this “haute couture” vintage is anthemic of the Vins du Roussillon. For several decades, Château de Jau has qualitatively proven the value of the region in general and the Agly Valley in particular. The monks who founded Jau in the 12th century were onto something. The complexity of the soils, in addition to the winds from the north and marine influences, has made Jaujau 1er one of the best wines that I have been given to taste this year. Love at first sight!
    Grapes varieties: syrah, mourvèdre, grenache.

  • Wine family

    Radiant
    Red wines
      Radiant reds
    Strength
    Delicious with Meat Cheese
    Ideal for Family lunch

    Reds whose roundness speaks for itself.

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  • Wine and food Pairing

    • Meat : Roasted red meats with reduced juice, beef, lamb, magret. Rack of lamb with Collioure anchovies, Tournedos Rossini...
    • Fish : Stewed fish
    • Cheese : Soft-washed rind cheeses, Livarot, Maroilles
    • Vegetables : Sun-kissed vegetable risotto.
  • Details

    • Origin : Roussillon Appellation : AOP Côtes du Roussillon Villages
    • Keeping potential : 2016/17
      Keeping : 2022
      Ready to drink
    • Grapes : syrah, mourvèdre, grenache
    • Culture : Conventional
    • Service : 17°
    • Decanting : 1 hour
    • Alcohol : 13,5%
    • Cont. : 750 mL
    • Sulfite : Yes
  • Tasting

    • Ideal for : Dinner
    • Eye : A blue-black coloured wine due to its concentration, with violet reflections during its youth. This helps to present its density as well.
    • Nose : The nose presents finesse and a side of sophistication all at once. The blend of black fruits is extraordinary and the toasted and spiced notes melt together.
    • Mouth : Pure velvet on a voluptuous and finely spiced blend. The balance and structure is simply perfect.
    • Summary
      Powerful
      Complex
      Spicy
      Fruity
      Wood
      Tannic
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