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 Costières de Nimes. 

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

Chateauneuf du Pape
2010: 100% Grenache. 100+-years-old vines from the area between Orange and Couthezon. Aged in used Piéces (228 l) for 12 months 

Chateauneuf du Pape Adrastée
100% Grenache. 100+-årige vinstokke på La Crau. 
 Aged in used Piéces (228 l) for 12 months 

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2011: Roussanne and Grenache Blanc

80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre. From two parcels with old vines at Four Danuga and Les Maurelles. Matured in cement tank.

83% Grenache (very old vines) and 17% Syrah. (35-years old) 
From Plateau des Garrigues with rounded stones and red clay.

Grenache and Mourvedre

Cotes du Rhone 
85% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre

Costières de Nimes
60% Syrah and 40% Grenache

Costières de Nimes Blanc
Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and a bit of 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."


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