Monday, February 25, 2019

Domaine Jones Grenache Noir 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 grapes are handpicked in crates of 12 kg. They are destalked and put into small stainless steel vats and chilled to 5° C for 2 days before fermentation takes place. The  maximum temperature is 25°C during fermentation.  We do a cold soak on the grapes for 3 days before fermentation which takes 10 days .
The 2017 is a concentrated soft red with pure, fresh mulberry and red fruits.   The tannins are silky and smooth with savoury damson acidity and a good balance.  The wine is decidedly moreish, approachable but not simple and is perfect with steak, casseroles or more simply with pâté and toast.