This Côtes du Rhône takes its name from the 45th north parallel which runs two kilometres from our cellars. In the village of Pont de l?Isère, a monument symbolizes this line with an inscription: ?The South begins here?. Our wine has had this name since the beginning of the 1950s.
Jaboulet Côtes du Rhône Parallèle 45 is a blend of Grenache and Syrah from vines averaging 25 years old. Sourced from vineyards throughout the Rhone valley that combine to produce a pure, clean expression of this region.
The grapes arrive at the winery and are sorted and vinified in stainless steel tank for 3 to 4 weeks to extract flavor, followed by 3-6 months in tank prior to bottling. The goal is to retain freshness and balance while producing a robust and food friendly wine.
The 2011 Parallèle 45 Côtes du Rhône is a fresh, medium bodied red driven by notes of black fruit and exotic spices with a rounded and delicate mouthfeel. - Winery
(60% grenache and 40% syrah): Bright ruby. Aromas and flavors of fresh red fruits and flowers are lifted by a peppery nuance. On the jammy side, with a seamless texture and good finishing breadth and cling. Not the last word on complexity but there's plenty of fruity appeal here. - Stephen Tanzer 87 Points