Domaine du Jaugaret 2012 Saint-Julien AOC
Item Number: 10123
Sub Region: Left Bank
Appellation/AVA: St-Julien AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 80% Cabernet Sauvignon / Petit Verdot and Malbec
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Winemaking Notes: Domaine du Jaugaret's Saint-Julien is a field blend from the estate's mere 1.3 hectares of vineyards. All the grapes are usually harvested in one or two days. The grapes are placed into a small press and manually crushed. The maceration is long, frequently extending three weeks or more. The wine is then racked into small barrels (only a minor percentage of which are new) to complete the malolactic fermentation. The wine is left to age in a small, damp underground cellar with minimal racking for approximately thirty months. The wine is not filtered before bottling. The wines of Jaugaret, relying so extensively on Cabernet, are built to last.
Tasting Notes: The 2012 Jaugaret is a perfect wine in the purity of its expression of its terroir. Every wine should be this "correct." In the background there is an enchanting herbal, weedy, tobacco rich flavor and bouquet, the tannins are bright yet with a pleasant grip; only 12.5% alcohol, which is when Bordeaux from Cabernet is at its best.