Grenache Shiraz Côtes du Rhône France
Six parts Grenache and four of Syrah, for over half a century, Parrallele 45 has been assembled from a coterie of Paul Jaboulet vineyards across the greater Côtes du Rhône. Named after the latitude which is closest to the cellars of Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné, Parrallele 45 is a wine of exceptional freshness, aromatic richness and fleshiness of palate. An articulation of the salubrious aspects, vigorous climes and remarkable soils, which combine to form one of the old world's most ancient winegrowing regions.
Paul Jaboulet's Côtes du Rhône vineyards are wholistically managed to a timeless viticulture, artificial pesticides and fertilizers are strictly avoided. Careful work is carried out to ventilate the grapes by thinning out bunches and leaves, for optimal exposure to the sun and to ensure that vines remain in perfect health. Each block of vine is selectively picked according to a timetable dictated by complete ripeness. Harvests of Grenache and Syrah are sourced off mature vines averaging twenty five years of age, planted to a mixture of shingle clay, stony argillaceous and limestone pebble soil. Fruit is treated to a traditional vinification and course of extended macerations in temperature controlled fermenters.
Deep colour, dark purple red hue. Elegant and aromatic nose, savoury red and black fruit fragrances seasoned by spice. A well structured palate supported by well rounded tannins, lovely grainy fruit flavours and mineral textures, bramble berries and currant, fragrant with piquant spice. A wine of generosity and finesse to share with friends and match alongside flavoursome, rustic faire.