Welcome to the world of ancient luxury of Paul Jaboulet Aîné. This bottle of Syrah is the powerful, spicy grape variety par excellence; a red wine of intellectual fascination. Very likely to speak eloquently of the vineyard where it comes from, it is rich in aroma, tingling to the palate and enticing with berries. This is truly an experience not to be missed.
What is Paul Jaboulet Aîné Secret De Famille Syrah 2019?
This is a vintage red wine made from 100% Syrah grapes, harvested from 20-year-old vines that hail from the famous region of the Rhône Valley, in France. A beautiful ruby red, boasting of fruity aromas, full-bodied and rich velvety tannins on the palate, this smooth delight elevates a hearty beef bourguignon like no other.
Learn about the winemaking heritage of Paul Jaboulet Aîné.
In 1834, the Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné came to life thanks to fertile hillside land near the Rhone and a wine-loving family. Known for Hermitage La Chapelle, Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné acquired top vineyards in northern Rhône over time.
The Frey family, who now oversees it, has embraced eco-friendly methods, ensuring a legacy of exceptional wines. This ‘Vin de France’ is a blend of the Rhône Valley and Languedoc Region, offering a diverse range of terroirs, soils, and landscapes that create outstanding value Syrah.
Paul Jaboulet is currently one of the largest landowners in Hermitage with almost 22 hectares of vines planted to Syrah. They have produced 45 wines that are well-received by critics and wine enthusiasts alike. Browse more Paul Jaboulet Aîné wines to purchase.
2019 Paul Jaboulet Aine Secret De Famille Red – Exceptional terroir and ageing process
This wine is made exclusively from Syrah grapes grown on 20-year-old vines in clay and limestone-rich soil. The region enjoys plenty of sunshine and cool nights, which contribute to the wine’s complexity and balance.
It is essential that the grapes are harvested at night to preserve their aromatic qualities. They then go through a two-week fermentation process in stainless steel tanks.
After that, the wine is aged in stainless steel tanks for six months.
Discover the unique Syrah grape variety used in this wine
Interestingly, this winery is famous for its single-type red wines. These wines are usually strong and bold, and they can handle being stored in barrels for a long time. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t interesting when they’re younger.
In fact, the Jaboulet Secret de Famille Syrah is one such wine that hasn’t been aged in oak barrels proving that only top-quality grapes can make outstanding wine.
The nose reveals powerful aromas of blackcurrant, black cherry, and violet, with hints of pepper and spice making it complex and noble. The wine is full-bodied and rich, featuring an elegant framework of blackberry, dark chocolate, licorice and velvety tannins on the palate; ending with a lengthy finish of lingering red berry flavours.
How should Paul Jaboulet Aîné Secret De Famille Syrah 2019 be served?
You might be surprised to know that Syrah is best served around 16ºC.
Red wines can be stored in the fridge alongside whites, but you’ll want to remove it roughly an hour before opening.
Here are some of the best food pairings to complement the rich character of this wine. The Secret De Famille Syrah 2019 pairs wonderfully with barbecued dishes like grilled burgers, ribs, or even grilled vegetables like eggplant or portabella mushrooms. It also complements roasted duck, grilled sausages, hearty beef chilli, and beef casseroles like a hearty beef bourguignon.
There were several awards won, including:
- Gold Medal at the Concours des Grands Vins de France 2020 in Mâcon
- Silver Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2021.
Highly rated by various wine critics, such as Wine Spectator and James Suckling, the Secret De Famille Syrah 2019 is considered a high-quality wine with rich flavours and a long finish.
Sip, savour, and celebrate!
A wine of remarkable character, boasting a rich blend of black fruits and delightful spices. Don’t miss the opportunity to savour this exceptional wine. Elevate your wine collection. Buy your bottle of Paul Jaboulet Aine Secret De Famille Syrah 2019 today.