Les Halos de Jupiter

Negociant project 
Partnership: Philippe Cambie and Michel Gassier.
The wines are all exported and are not for tasting in France
Web: http://www.philippecambie.com/les-halos-de-jupiter-2/

Philippe Cambie is a well known oenolog advising many estates 
in the southern Rhone.

Michel Gassier is the owner of Chateau de Nages in Costičres de Nimes. 


The wines are selected from the clients by Philippe Cambie and are made at their domains:


Chateauneuf du Pape
2014: 85% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre. Grenache vines are very old.
Aged in 1-2-years-old demi-muids for 12 months

Chateauneuf du Pape
2010: 100% Grenache. More than 100-years-old vines at La Crau.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2011: Roussanne and Grenache Blanc

2014: 88% Grenache and 12% Mourvedre.From two parcels with very old vines at Four Danuga and Les Maurelles. 50% aged in demi-muids and the rest in cement tank for 12 months 

2014: 85% Grenache (gamle stokke) and 15%  Syrah. (35-ĺrige stokke.) 
From Plateau des Garrigues with big stone and red clay.

2011: Grnache and Mourvedre.

Cotes du Rhone 
2014: 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah. From high altitude vineyards near Roaix.

Costičres de Nimes
2014: 80% Grenache and 20% Carignan

Costičres de Nimes Blanc
2011: Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and some Viognier

VDF Blanc
(2014): 38% Grenache Blanc, 32% Saugvignon Blanc and 30% Viognier.

Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie. Photo: Cristina Gassier.

Philippe Cambie:
"According to poets, Jupiter (Zeus in Greek) is the father, the king of all gods and humans. He rules on mount Olympus and his power is such that he can shake the entire universe by a simple nod of the head.
He also represents the spiritual world, organizes the exterior world and is the god of all physical, moral and social rules. According to Mircea Eliade, he is the archetypical head of a patriarchal family.
Jupiter is also the biggest planet of our solar system and its Halo is the closest of the three rings that surround the planet.
For  me Grenache is the king of all grapes and the natural leader of all Rhone varietals. The halo symbolizes the appellations that best express its personality."

Label until 2013

The labels since 2014
Chateauneuf du Pape: Planet Jupiter. Constallation Leo
Gigondas: Jupiter's moon Io. Constallation Sagittarius 
Vacqueyras: Jupiter's moon Europa. Constallation Taurus
Cotes du Rhone: Jupiter's moon Ganymedes. Constallation Libra
Costičres de Nîmes: Jupiter's moon Callisto. Constallation Pisces

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Updated 18-07-2016