Jamet, Cotes du Rhone, blanc 2019
Domaine Jamet, a family establishment led by Jean-Paul, Corrine, and their elder son Loïc, follow two words: nature and simplicity. We love the artisanal quality of all of their wines, and this one is a drink-now gem at a great price point. Produced from Lézardes, Cognet, Plomb, Tartaras, Champrond, plots in the commune of Ampuis. Marsanne and Viognier dominate this fresh and energetic blend which offers Northern Rhone character.
60% marsanne, 30% viognier, 7% roussane, 3% grenache blanc
91 Points CellarTracker Member
Wonderful wine. Honeysuckle, white flowers and fresh candle wax on the nose. Ripe apricot and tangerine along with a balanced acidity on the palate. A bit of thickness on the finish. 2/27/2023
90 Points Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate
As the prices for the Côte Rôtie have crept up, Jamet has maintained or even improved the quality of the IGP and Côtes du Rhône offerings so that consumers can continue to enjoy the house style, which tends to emphasize delicate herbal and floral nuances set against ripe fruit and silky textures. Savvy consumers know not to overlook the excellent white wines here, which include a Côtes du Rhône and a Condrieu. Half Marsanne this vintage, with the balance made up of 30% Viognier, 15% Grenache Blanc and 5% Roussanne, the 2019 Cotes du Rhone Blanc is more honeyed and richer than the 2020 version. Medium to full-bodied, with a fleshy, broad feel, more stone fruit and fewer florals, its balanced in a more corpulent way. (Jan 2022)