Since the early 19th century Paul Jaboulet Aine has been synonymous with quality wine in the Rhone. In 1834, Antoine Jaboulet (1807-1864) started working the land in this region, creating a lasting link between the Jaboulet name and the Rhone over the generations. This famous Rhone winery was bought by the Frey family in 2006. The Freys, owners of Chateau la Lagune in Bordeaux, saw the potential of the vineyards. They have brought renewed energy to this corner of France.
The name Ventoux Les Traverses comes from the walls which support the earth and protect it from the significant erosion in this region, where a strong wind, the infamous Mistral, blows throughout the year. Clay and limestone soils typify the Jaboulet plots here.
This wine undergoes traditional fermentation at a controlled temperature. It is then aged in stainless steel tanks.
80% Grenache, 20% Syrah.
Deep garnet in colour, with violet lights. Attractive perfumes of tart red berries and a hint of liquorice on the nose give way to ripe, juicy red fruit on the palate, with a long, peppery finish. Or, as Jaboulet say, "Brilliant red berries! A soft mouth. A very harmonious wine".