Les Jamelles Wine
Authentic Varietal French Wines
If one had to sum up the history of Les Jamelles wines in a few words, “the fruit of auspicious encounters” would be the natural choice… The history of these wines has been punctuated by several more or less fortuitous encounters that led to the creation of the brand in the early 1990s and to its development over the last two decades.
It was inevitable that Catherine, the daughter of Beaujolais winegrowers, and Laurent, representing the 5th generation of a family of Burgundian negociants, meet at university in 1986 where they were both studying oenology. Their future was destined to be in wine – that was for sure!
In the early 1990s, there was not much opportunity for growth for young, enthusiastic winemakers in Burgundy, so Laurent and Catherine set off to discover the Languedoc region, which was undergoing great changes at the time. The diversity of its terroirs and grape varieties represented the new Eldorado that would allow them to create the wines they had been dreaming of making – wines that were round, balanced, expressive and typical of their grape varieties!
Melvyn Master, a long-time friend of Laurent’s father, was a specialist in the US market, where he was based. Catherine and Laurent spoke to him of their project and the three of them decided to work together to create a brand of French varietal wines from scratch! An innovative project at the time, which went against the traditional French approach that had historically been based on the notion of terroir rather than varietal. The new brand was christened “Les Jamelles”: a feminine name to evoke the roundness of the wines, in the plural form to reflect the diversity of the varietals, and melodious to recall the wines’ Languedoc roots, land of the troubadours.
Les Jamelles wines bear within them this very notion of sharing and exchange. With a range boasting over 30 cuvées that are exported to 45 countries, Les Jamelles has become a reference name in high-quality French varietal wines, and its history continues to be written day after day!
Handcrafted in South Australia
MOJO Winemakers are seriously passionate about wine, but they are just as passionate about good times & good vibes. MOJO wines are crafted thoughtfully from the best fruits available in South Australia, and they love nothing more than road tripping around to seek them out each vintage.
Wherever they end up, their wines are always approachable, affordable and bloody delicious. Their wines are made to be shared with family & friends (even strangers if you'd like), to celebrate the convivial nature of life.
See below for info & tasting notes on their core range!
PINOT GRIGIO - 2020, whilst a year of challenges, has resulted in one of our favourite vintages yet. Sourced from reliable growers around picturesque South Australia, our 2020 vintage is sure to turn heads. Gorgeously aromatic - think honeysuckle blossom, fennel and freshly cut pear. On the palate, mouthfilling honeyed spiced poached pears and granny smith apple skin, balanced with brilliant crisp acidity. It has great length and a vibrant minerality with a subtle grapefruit tang. Vibrant, floral, citrus.
SHIRAZ - We couldn't believe it. We couldn't go past it. A second opportunity to make a killer shiraz from some of the oldest regions in the country - The Limestone Coast and Barossa Valley. The label gives it away; this shiraz is bright and punchy . On the nose, black raspberry fruits with hints of smoky tobacco. The palate follows with densely packed, plush red fruits with lashings of all spice and white pepper. Tannins are soft and sleek. Lively, raspberry, spicy.
CAB SAUV - Welcome to the rugged Limestone Coast, where it's cool climate delivers a natural freshness that can't be beaten. A hero region for Cabernet Sauvignon, think old style meets new. This is all kinds of delicious. Ripe blackberry and cedar-boxy goodness on the nose. The palate follows with ribena jubey-ness with hints of spicy clove framed by soft graphite like tannins. Intense, fleshy and yet elegant, this has all the hallmarks of great McLaren Vale booze. Fragrant, blackcurrant and supple.
SAUV BLANC - There's no mistaking this is Savvy B. Here it is in all its zesty finery. The rugged Limestone Coast's cool climate delivers a natural freshness that can't be beaten. There's no mistaking this is Savvy B. Think classic punchy, tropical fruit characters of lime and passionfruit with a hint of peach blossom. On the palate, zesty lemon-lime curd with a delicious grassy herbaceousness and an ever-so slightly salty minerality. It is uber refreshing, crisp and dry with a high degree of sessionability. Perfumed, tropical, crisp.
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