Chateau de Jau, Cotes du Roussillon Rouge Sans Sulfites is a noteworthy "No added Sulphur" offering from Cotes du Roussillon. The wine is ruby red in colour and showcases intense notes of fresh red fruits like strawberry and cherry, complemented by a hint of sweet spices and undertones of violet. Boasting a full-bodied taste with an agreeable tannic structure.
This wine's robust flavour is ideal for accompanying steak, stewed lamb, and a curated selection of cheese.
|Grape||Syrah, Grenache, Red Blend|
|Style||Dry, Red, Full Bodied, Spice, Red Fruit, Grippy Tannins, Food Friendly, Unoaked, Low Sulphur|
|Region||Côtes du Roussillon Villages|
|Dietary||Sustainable, Organic, Low in Sulphur|
About the Region and Producer
Roussillon has a Mediterranean climate resulting in warm and sunny days, with strong tramontane wind, making ideal growing conditions for grapes and allows a high proportion of organic wines to be made here. The Côtes de Roussillon AOC covers the wider are and produces only dry red, white and rosé . Dominated by the Pyrenees, vineyards are planted on lower slopes of steep hillsides of limestone, schist and granite. Historically trained as bush vines with work done by hand which, although some are using trellising today, is still the common practice. The dominant grapes are Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah and wines must be made as a blend. The Côtes de Roussillon Villages AOC covers a much smaller area for red wines only and plantings on slightly higher slopes resulting in more acidity and concentration.
Founded in the 12th century by Cistercian monks, this important estate of around one hundred hectares is now the property of the Dauré family. Located in the heart of the Agly Valley, in the Roussillon hinterland, the Château de Jau is a pioneer in wine tourism by creating the first wine-grower restaurant in the 1970s and a contemporary art space. The small road that leads to the castle winds through a Mediterranean setting where olive trees, cypresses and vines share the land, giving the whole an air of Tuscany. The climatic conditions are ideal. the sunshine which allows the schistose marls to store the heat during the day and to restore it to the grapes at night, the Mediterranean Sea which tempers the summer heat and the tramontana wind which blows all year round ensures healthy maturation of the grapes.
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