The very first certified organic wine from the estate, this fresh, elegant rosé is made from 45% Cinsault, 40% Grenache and 15% Syrah, gently pressed directly on arrival at the cellar. In Occitan poetry Jauzimen evokes a joy realised, happiness, enjoyment marked by a delicate sensuality or a vivid pleasure.
Falstaff Jul-Aug 2019, Ulrich Sutter - 91
Pale cream, almost a Blanc-de-Noirs colour. Herbacious and berry, pepper, lilac, mint, on the palate juicy with fine acidity, a touch of tannin gives structure, tactile-mineral undertones and some carbonic acid increases the tension of the wine, finishing spicy and fresh, with very good length.
Jeb Dunnuck, July 2018 - 90
Sporting a light salmon color and made from Grenache and Cinsault, the 2017 Saint Chinian Rosé offers a rounded, salty, mineral-driven style as well as classic dried citrus, orange blossom, and spice aromas and flavors. It's lightly colored yet not light in intensity and depth.
Jancis Robinson, August 2017 - 16.5
"Hand harvested. Very low sulphur additions. No malolactic conversion. Only just gris-salmon pink; Moroccan colour! This vintage smells in some slight way more of winery than vineyard but it's a very racy, refreshing wine that's absolutely bone dry and is well balanced with some schist element insisting on the finish. An agreeable saltiness about this. Very firm, assertive, extremely long finish with a suggestion of quinine. A much finer rosé than most with the schist playing a most intriguing part."
Jancis Robinson on Jauzimen 2015 - 16.5
"Free sulphur just 13 mg/l! Pure as a mountain stream. Lovely smooth fruit and a certain light smokiness (hints of
Provence) but with the muscular tang of St-Chinian schist. Admirably long. Quite a find!"
Blend: 45% Cinsault, 40% Grenache,15% Syrah
Blocks:15 La Mer, 32/33/36 Puech Redon, 28 Le Dôme, 4 La Croix de Barrac
Yield: 15 hL/ha
Vinification: lightly pressed on arrival of the grapes at the cellar; without maceration
Production: 1600 bottles