Domaine Jérôme Jouret is a small family winery located on twelve hectares in the southern Ardeche. The organic ancient vines are planted on the steep and stony slopes of the Vallée de I’Ibie. Winemaker Jérôme Jouret left the local co-op in ’06 and has only made a few vintages since setting out on his own, however, the results so far have been stunning. The cooler climate of the region combined with a high elevation means that the fruit has a longer hang time on the vines, this helps create wine with pronounced aromatics and fresh flavors.

Certification: Organic.


L’ivraie:— Back to the topl'ivraie

L’ivraie is a type of rye grass that is often found mixed in with wheat. There is a passage in the bible that refers to the need to separate the rye grass out from the wheat. Jerome named this cuvée after the rye grass to represent the supposed bad reputation of Ugni Blanc as an inferior grape.

Age of Vines: Average of 40 Years

Varieties: Ugni Blanc (50%), Viognier (40%), Clairette (10%)

Yields: 40 hl/ha

Soil: Clay and limestone

Vinification Method: The vineyards are plowed by hand & have never seen chemicals. Yields are very low & the grapes are hand-harvested at maximum ripeness, and go into 7 year old 225 liter barrels for fermentation. It is aged in barrel for 18-20 months before bottling with zero added sulfur.



Pas a Pas— Back to the top

 

Age of Vines: 35-55 YearsRge-Pas ˆ Pas-etiqVec

Yields: 30 hl/ha

Pruning Method: Cordon de Royat

Soil: Clay and limestone

Varieties: 65% Carignan, 15% Alicante, 20% Grenache

Vinification Method: The vineyards are plowed by hand and have never seen chemicals. Yields are very low and the grapes are hand-harvested at their maximum ripeness, destemmed and gently pressed. The fruit is fermented in stainless steel and the wine rests in tanks before it is bottled without filtration.



L’Abri:— Back to the top

Age of Vines: 35 Years

Yields: 30 hl/ha

Pruning Method: Cordon de Royat

Soil: Clay and limestone

Varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vinification Method: The vineyards are plowed by hand & have never seen chemicals. Yields are very low & the grapes are hand-harvested at maximum ripeness, destemmed & gently pressed. 15 day fermentation, aged on lees in tank and matured 2-4 months. No added sulfites.



En Avante Doute— Back to the top

 

Age of Vines: 30 years old

Yields: 30 hl/ha

Pruning Method: Cordon de Royat

Soil: Clay and limestone

Varieties: 65% Carignan, 15% Alicante, 20% Grenache

Vinification Method: The vineyards are plowed by hand and have never seen chemicals. Yields are very low and the grapes are hand-harvested at their maximum ripeness, destemmed and gently pressed. The wine ferments for 15-20 days then goes through elevage in wooden tanks. Zero sulfur added.



Coulée Douce— Back to the top

 

Age of Vines: 15 years

Yields: 30 hl/ha

Pruning Method: Cordon de Royat

Soil: Clay and limestone

Varieties: 100% Syrah

Vinification Method: Three weeks of carbonic maceration, then elevage in large barrels for 5-6 months. Zero Sulfur added.



Sueures Froides:— Back to the top 

Age of Vines: 30 Years

Yields: 30 hl/ha

Pruning Method: Cordon de Royat

Soil: Clay and limestone

Varieties: 100% Grenache

Vinification Method: The vineyards are plowed by hand & have never seen chemicals. Yields are very low & the grapes are hand-harvested at maximum ripeness, destemmed & gently pressed. Pressed juice of En Avant Doute 2009. Aged 20 months in oak.