2016 Jérôme Jouret Java
Jérôme Jouret is a sole-vigneron located in the Southern Ardèche (SW of Rhône) where he organically farms 12 hectares of close-planted vines on the steep, stony lopes of the Vallée de l’Ibie. Since leaving his local co-op in 2006, Jérôme has gained a lot of attention for producing wines quite unlike his neighbours – aromatic, fresh, juicy and low in alcohol. Carbonic maceration is a theme found in all of his wines.
Jérôme’s vineyards are predominately clay and limestone. They are all worked organically, plowed by hand even and have never seen any synthetic chemicals, pesticides, herbicides or systemic fungicides since being planted in the 80s.
Java is beautiful light and bright-fruited blend of Grenache and Syrah, best served chilled as a dark rosé.