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.
Vacqueyras was one of the first villages of the Southern Rhone recognised for the quality of its wines; it was classified among the Grandes Appellations Locales in 1990. The vineyard is situated in the département of the Vaucluse, at the foot of the spectacular Dentelles de Montmirail range.
Les Cypres is named after the cypress trees that grow among the picturesque vineyards.
75% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre. Yields are around 35 hl/ha, producing great fruit concentration. Average vine age is around 40 years; the vines grow in dry, sandy soils on a bedrock of limestone.
Deep ruby in color with violet hues. The nose offers notes of red berries (forest fruits) with a hint of scrubland/garrigue. Powerful on the palate, with spicy, warming notes. Wild red berries and spice cascade in layers, revealing new subtleties with every sip. A soft , (dare we say) chewy (pleasantly) texture is supported by the signature Jaboulet minerality.