As Robert Parker wrote about Domaine Grand Veneur a few years ago, “This estate, owned by the Jaume family, has been on fire over the last decade. The wines are made in a polished, civilized, modern style, but they do not lack Provencal or Chateauneuf du Pape typicity." We're thrilled to have Helene Jaume join us on Sunday, March 3, to share the story of this outstanding Southern Rhone estate and introduce you to some of their most exciting, if not so often seen, wines. Helene and her brothers Sébastien and Christophe grew up in Chateauneuf du Pape as their father, Alain, built the estate and now are jointly leading the house to new heights.
We'll pour eight wines during Helene's visit, including two stunning whites (a specialty here!) and a Tavel rose that proves the contention that good rose just improves with a little time. If you're a long-time Southern Rhone fan then this is a great opportunity to get to know one of the best - and best value - estates now working from the heights of Gigondas to the far hills of Ventoux. And if you're just getting into the bold, rich, wines of the Rhone, this is an exciting introduction to just how delicious (and well priced!) these wines can be.