CATHERINE DELAUNEY- CO-OWNER/WINEMAKER, LES JAMELLES
Les Jamelles Chardonnay 2017- 100% Chardonnay
A veritable maestro in her own right, Catherine Delaunay is the heart, personality and head winemaker behind the Les Jamelles brand. As a fourth generation winemaker, she studied and trained in Burgundy and California, and traveled around the world seeking a home for her own winery. She fell fast and hard in love with the unique terroir of the South of France, specifically, its heat-retaining limestone-rich soils, and opened Les Jamelles in collaboration with her husband. Working in partnership with local growers throughout Languedoc, she travels the length and breadth of the region visiting vineyards and supervises every aspect of the winemaking. “Les Jamelles Chardonnay” demonstrates Delaunay’s Burgundian winemaking roots—a complex and elegant wine that displays freshness and fruit, delicate woody aromas and a long, rich, and harmonious finish. Hailing from the Pays d’Oc—the largest vineyard region in the world—the region offers a wide range of geographic features and microclimates contributing to her diverse array of complex, well-balanced, price and palate-approachable wines.