Monday, February 25, 2019

Domaine Jones Grenache Gris 2017

From our breathtaking vineyard near the village of Maury. Domaine Jones started here  in 2009 when I purchased 8000 vines planted on dark black slate soils overlooked by the impressive Queribus castle.  I fell in love with the vineyard and the wines that it produced didn’t disappoint me either.
The Grenache gris grapes were picked by hand early in the morning in our vineyard in Maury into cases containing a maximum of 10 kg.  On arrival at Domaine Jones the grapes were pressed and the juice chilled and maintained at between 16ºC - 18ºC whilst fermentation took place. Fermentation took 10 days and 20% of the wine was transferred into oak barrels. The wine in barrel was batonned weekly and the blend made in March 2016.  

Jones blanc is a delicate pale golden colour.  The nose is expressive and fragrant with wild flowers such as mimosa and almond blossom.  There is a hint of delicate spice and the oak is subtle and well integrated.  On the palate the wine is fresh and lively with citrus fruit, melon, ripe pineapple and pear and a long finish of wild herbs.