Cuvée Jadis is Carignan (50%), Syrah (40%) and a soupçon of Grenache. The colour delights being blackish-purple, almost opaque. Ripe plum and black-cherry scents dominate a fruit-forward aroma, but there's plenty of earth to please the truffle-hounds. Leather and pleasant "barnyard" notes add complexity. Full-bodied, juicy and tart flavours, fresh black fruit and a hint of dark chocolate, nicely structured by crisp acidity; smooth tannins emerge as a cleansing astringency in a long finish, with a distinct whiff of fresh herbs and earthy grace notes that mirror the nose. Jadis is a way is a testament to Didier’s organic credentials and his passion. On the one hand he is returning to the physical roots of winemaking before the days of quick fix chemical solutions and the other hand he is challenging the received wisdom and conservatism of the previous generation. Available in a magnum £59.99
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 16 September, 2009.