2019 Domaine Jasmin Côte-Rotie "La Giroflarie", Rhone Valley, France


Brilliant violet color. Cassis, cherry-cola, licorice and floral scents are complemented by suggestions of smoky bacon and cracked pepper. Shows very good depth as well as energy. Red and blue fruit open up and closes smooth, spicy and long with resonating florality and fine-grained tannins that come in late.

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All grapes are destemmed and skins macerate with the juice for 20-22 days with regular punch downs (by foot) and pump-overs. The Viognier is co-fermented with the Syrah in cement. Blending occurs in stainless steel wines are then racked into both Burgundian barrels and demi-muids of which 25-30% are new. Wines age for 24 months before bottling. Unfined and unfiltered. 

Côte Rôtie is one of the oldest vineyard areas in France; its sun-baked slopes were first planted by the Romans over two thousand years ago. Beyond the optimal sun exposure, the pedigree of the land stems from the minerals, rich in varied soils from schist and granite to clay, gneiss, and limestone. The Jasmin’s vineyards are co-planted with ninety-five percent Syrah and five percent Viognier; the traditionally planted Viognier lends terrific floral aromas to this wine over time. The séléction massale of his Syrah is known as “la vieille sérine.” Closely studied by the Synidicat of his hometown in Ampuis, Patrick works with them to promote the conservation of this ancient version of the varietal, known for its beautiful aromatics, smaller berries and seeds, and lower yields. Patrick vinifies their two cuvées separately—one from their old vines in the Côte Baudin and Côte Blonde, the other from single vineyards Beleyat and Tupin. The two are blended before bottling to produce a single Côte Rôtie. Adherence to tradition and respect for terroir are at the heart of Patrick’s philosophy—a stark contrast to the growing trends of long macerations and use of new oak. These
wines show great balance in their youth, gaining more complexity with cellar age.


Patrick Jasmin farms along the infamous terraces of Côte-Rôtie in the Northern Rhône—hard work that he jokingly calls “la galère,” like a ship’s galley. Growing grapes on some of the most precipitous, terraced parcels of the Rhône can be back-breaking work, but Patrick loves it. Answering only to himself in the midst of celebrated vineyard land, he’s as independent and they come with an insatiable appetite for adventure and risks. (In addition to holding the title of the French National Kart-Cross Champion in 2000, he has developed a new passion for car track racing.) As the fourth generation to farm the family domaine, at first alongside both his father and grandfather and now on his own, he remains grounded in tradition. Patrick and his wife Arlette (the business whiz of the family), tend to eleven parcels of land in eight lieux-dits, totaling a mere five hectares of land. It’s a remarkable amount of work considering the challenging nature of the terrain and its inaccessibility to tractors. Therefore, at Domaine Jasmin everything is done by hand, of course with the exception of the punch-downs…which are by foot.


Vintage 2019
Producer Domaine Jasmin
Wine Type Red Wine
Grape(s) Syrah, Viognier
Appellation Côte-Rôtie
Region Côte-Rôtie
Country France
Farming Traditional