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Paul Jaboulet Aîné Parallele 45 Blanc 2015

Côtes du Rhône, Rhone Valley, FranceWhite florals, lemon blossom and verbena dominate this accessable Rhone blend from one of the Northern Rhone's leading estates, first established in 1834. The Paralleles line, their 'entry level' tier, was named because the 45th parallel runs two kilometers from the domaine’s cellars near Tain L’Hermitage. This cuvée began in 1950 and represents the Jaboulet commitment to producing France’s finest Rhône value. The estate been under the purview of the Frey family for the past decade or so, and Caroline Frey is currently oenologist and proprietor. Biodynamically farmed, this is a blend of grenache blanc, marsanne, viognier and bouboulenc averaging 20 years of age and from two family farms on the right side of the Rhone river. Succulent on the palate but streamlined in form, this was stainless formed and raised, with no MLF. Lean and lemony, with a palate padding of herbal oils and citrus cream, textural spicing, before a snappy, stony finish. Excellent value, this wine would rock with green curries, white fleshed fish / scallops or spring pea risotto. House white, solved.Tasted: 12 March 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 23.99 estimated retail Producer: Domaines Paul Jaboulet AînéDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Grenache Blanc - MarsanneCSPC: 19500UPC: 3105717050151