Jambon and Tardieu, Une Tranche Sudiste
A collaboration between Philippe and his old friend Denis Tardieu in Côtes du Rhône. A blend of the two vintages, this feels like a classic Côtes du Rhône; soft tannin, with ripe fruit and a pepper bite.
Grapes: Grenache Noir, Syrah
Place: Rhône, France
Vintage: 2018 & 2019
Philippe and Catherine Jambon started their domaine in Chasselas in the northern Beaujolais in 1997. Over the years they have acquired 3.5 hectares of micro parcels scattered around the area. From the beginning their drive has been the same: to tend their vineyards with care and without chemicals – “logically” as Philippe puts it – and to make wines without any additions, giving them the time in barrel that they need. Tasting in Philippe's cellar is remarkable; a journey back through many vintages tasting wines that are still working and finding their place a good few years into their lives. The bottled results are hard to come by and totally jaw dropping.