From a 7 ha plot in the heart of the original Crozes-Hermitage that was purchased by the Paul Jaboulet family in 1834!
Biodynamically farmed, which allows the grapes to be picked earlier than the rest of the appellation to preserve freshness and acidity. Vines grown on a rock debris from the river L’Isère, with a small base of clay and limestone. Allows for great draining which is ideal for proper maturation of Marsanne and Roussanne.
Colour: Pale yellow with green tints
Aroma: Fresh, vibrant, slightly exotic style in its white flowers, lime blossom, and white peach aromas and flavors.
Palate: Fresh, vibrant and pure, with a touch of Sauvignon character, it’s nevertheless beautifully concentrated, deep, and layered. (JD)
Grape Varieties: 50% Marsanne and 50% Roussanne
Aging: Aged in 55% French oak (5% new), 25% small concrete eggs, and 20% stainless steel tank. Blocked malo and no battonage.
Awards: 94pts – Wine Advocate-Parker; 92pts – Jeb Dunnuck; 90pts – James Suckling
History of Paul Jaboulet-Aîné
Paul Jaboulet Aine has been a part of the Rhône Valley wine industry for almost two centuries, beginning with a small plot of land on the hills of Hermitage, before expanding throughout the region. Today, it encompasses more than 100 hectares (250 acres) of vineyards making wines from the northern and southern Rhône, including Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Condrieu and Cornas.
The maison was passed through the Jaboulet family until the purchase by the Frey family in 2006. The Paul Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle is the estate’s flagship wine and is one of the most sought-after wines from the Rhône, reaching high prices at auction.
“Because there are no great wines without great grapes”