Chateau de Jau is situated at Collioure, a picturesque fishing village on the Mediterranean coast, part of France's southern most AOC. The estate is owned by the forward-thinking and ambitious Dauré family who acquired the estate in 1974. In addition to the wines the estate also boasts an excellent restaurant and contemporary arts gallery. Well worth a visit! This smooth and velvety dessert wine is a blend of 80% Grenache Blanc and 20% Macabeu and is aged for 2 years with exposure to air for oxidation, much in the way of sherry and Madeira. The wine is then aged in oak barrels for a number of months before release. This process gives up caramelised wines with sweet, nutty aromas and flavours with a good deal of residual acidity.
As would be expected, a brilliant amber in hue. Aromas of honey, spiced bread and orange zest. On the palate, spicy and rich with notes of gingerbread and almonds. The acidity is balanced and the finish lengthy and intense. Brilliant chilled with tiramisu, pumpkin pie or vanilla and pistachio cake.