Domaine Grand Veneur / Alain Jaume

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Grand Veneur domaine (600 x 366)

Alain Jaume is the 5th generation of a winegrowing family which had previously only sold grapes and wine in bulk. He created Domaine Grand Veneur in 1976 to age and bottle the wines under their own label and the Domaine has now achieved a worldwide reputation. Alain runs the estate with his two sons Sébastien and Christophe and his daughter, Hèlène.

The estate cultivates 90ha (225 acres) of vineyards: 6 ha in AOP Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 28 ha in Lirac “Clos de Sixte”,10 ha in Vacqueyras “Château Mazane” and 36 ha in Côtes de Rhône.

The estate vineyards have been certified Organic (“Agriculture Biologique”) since 2012. Further information detailed below the wines. The vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape are located in two separate areas at the northern edge of the appellation.

The “Miocene” red cuveé is grown on a raised plateau of large rounded rocks (“galets”) and sand, whilst the “Les Origines” red cuveé is grown on a plateau of galets, red clay and sand, just next to Beaucastel. The”Vieilles Vignes” red cuveé is made from the oldest vines across both terroir.

The Châteauneuf-du-Pape white cuveés are grown from parcels sloping north from the raised plateau. The cooler aspect aids freshness in the wines.

The estate also runs a negotiant business purchasing selected grapes and wine from wine growing partners in Tavel, Gigondas, Rasteau, Cairanne, Vacqueyras (separate from the estate-owned “Château Mazane”), Lirac (separate from the estate-owned “Clos de Sixte”), Ventoux and Châteauneuf-du-Pape (separate from the estate-owned Domaine Grand Veneur). These wines are labelled “Alain Jaume” and do not display the Domaine name.

Wine Details

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Alain Jaume Côtes du Rhône “Réserve Grand Veneur” White: Roussane, Viognier, Clairette. Matured in stainless. Ageing potential: Up to 3 years.

Côtes du Rhône “Blanc de Viognier” White: Viognier. Matured in stainless. Ageing potential: Up to 3 years.

Châteauneuf du Pape “Le Miocène” White: Mainly Clairette with Roussanne from north-facing slopes of sand and rocks. Matured in stainless. Ageing potential: Up to 5 years for freshness.

Châteauneuf du Pape “La Fontaine” White: Roussanne from north-facing slopes of sand and rocks. Fermented and matured in new barrels. Ageing potential: Up to 5 years for freshness, or between 10 and 15 years for a mature, nutty wine style.

Alain Jaume Tavel “Le Crétacé” Rosé: Mainly Grenache and Syrah and Mourvèdre. Matured in stainless. Ageing potential: Up to 4 years.

Alain Jaume Côtes du Rhône “Réserve Grand Veneur”: Mainly Grenache and Syrah with Cinsault and Mourvèdre. Matured in stainless. Ageing potential: Up to 5 years.

Côtes du Rhône “Les Chaumpauvins”: Mainly Grenache with Syrah and Mourvèdre from terroir adjacent to Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Matured in concrete, and in used small barrels. Ageing potential: Up to 10 years.

Châteauneuf du Pape “Le Miocène”: Mainly Grenache with Syrah and Mourvèdre and other varietals from raised plateau of sand and rocks. Matured in concrete and in one to three year-old small barrels. Ageing potential: Up to 10 years.

Châteauneuf du Pape “Les Origines”: Grenache with Syrah and Mourvèdre and other varietals from plateau of red clay, sand and rocks. Matured in concrete and in new small barrels. Ageing potential: Up to 20 years.

Châteauneuf du Pape “Vieilles Vignes”: Very old vine Grenache with Mourvèdre and some Syrah and other varietals. Matured in concrete and in new small barrels. Ageing potential: Up to 25 years.

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Domaine Grand Veneur

Châteauneuf du Pape “Les Origines” Red

Châteauneuf du Pape “Vieilles Vignes” Red

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Domaine Grand Veneur

Châteauneuf du Pape “La Fontaine” White

Châteauneuf du Pape “Vieilles Vignes” Red

Clos de Sixte

Lirac

Grand Veneur Chaupauvins label
Grand Veneur Fontaines label
Grand Veneur Origine label
Grand Veneur VV label