In the glass, the Côtes du Rhône Rosé Domaine Jaume 2018 has a limpid, inviting salmon color, with flashes of polished copper at the edge. Aromas of fleshy white peaches, wild strawberries, fresh white peonies, and red hibiscus gradually emerge, and sometimes alternate with fleeting suggestions of lavender, white cherries, and rhubarb, as the nose evolves in the glass.
On the palate, the wine is almost fleshy, yet dry and refreshing, with a solid core of red berry flavors that echoes the nose, along with discreet impressions of ripe honeydew, rose petals, sumo citrus, and lime oil – all seasoned with the cinnamon-like side of fresh green perilla, and all framed in vibrant berry acidity and pink sea salt minerality.
About this wine producer: The modern history of this eighty-hectare estate in Vinsobres began with Henri Chauvet and Baron Le Roy, who together introduced the idea of “appellation contrôlée” in France in the 1920s. Henri Chauvet’s son-in-law Pierre Jaume was the driving force in the development of the estate, but it was his son Claude who was the first to estate-bottle the wines. Grandsons Pascal and Richard took over in the 1980s, and have continued to enlarge and improve Domaine Jaume; with carefully considered purchases like the vineyard they call “Altitude 420,” and the “Clos des Échelas.”
What a lovely surprise. A very earthy, complex taste, not sweet. A beautiful light a clear pink.
Excellent dry fruit forward that really gets better as it warms up. I have to rate it a 4.5. Do not serve too cold to appreciate the fruit