The Jasmin family, originally from the Champagne region, got their start in Côte Rôtie not on the steep hillsides, but in the kitchen of Château d’Ampuis. Alexandre Jasmin moved his family to the south when the position of Chef was offered to him. At the time, Ampuis was already known as the heart of Côte Rôtie and Alexandre did not want to miss out on his chance to be a part of the local culture. When the opportunity to purchase the vineyard adjacent to the Château d’Ampuis he jumped at it. Four generations later, Alexandre’s great-grandson, Patrick is continues the Jasmin family’s winemaking tradition. Patrick’s father, Robert, is identified as being the one who raised the domaine’s level of quality to new heights before his untimely death in 1999. Today, Patrick maintains this level of quality and signature finesse of the Jasmin wines.
The Domaine has 13 acres on 11 parcels spread out on Côte Blonde and Côte Brune. Average age of Jasmin’s vines is 30 years old. The oldest vines were planted in 1960 by Patrick’s grandfather, Georges.
100% destemmed 96% Syrah is co-ferment with 4% Viognier in thermoregulated cement tanks. Vinification lasts 21 days, grapes from each plot are vinified separately and aren’t blended until the first racking in December. The wines will age in barrel for 18-24 months before being bottled.
Vinous scored this 92 points saying “Deep, glistening ruby. Assertively perfumed aromas of ripe red and blue fruits, exotic spices and candied violet pick up a smoky mineral quality with air. Spicy and sharply delineated on the palate, offering juicy cherry, boysenberry and floral pastille flavors that show impressive energy and back-end lift. Finishes sappy, focused and very long, with fine-grained tannins adding shape and gentle grip.”