TAPS Winebar

Jeff Carrel

Vieille Mule



JUICE & ROUND


The wine is very juicy and inviting with cherries, plum, Provence spice and a hint of dry licorice. Fine fruit intensity, but round and smooth.
The wine is made in the cellar Cases de Pene in Roussillon, where Jeff has been making wine for many years. The grapes are 100% Grenache. The old vines, over 30 years old, grow on black marl, clay and slate. The yield is low.
Catalonia's regional signature animal, the mule, is the wine series' hallmark in white, red and rosé. Jeff is said to have gotten the idea for the Mule series by watching a man walk past the basement with an old mule every day.


SAFTIG & RUND


Vinen er meget saftig og indbydende med kirsebær, blomme, Provencekrydderi og et hint tør lakrids. Fin frugtintensitet, men rund og letløbende.

Vinen laves i kælderen Cases de Pene i Roussillon, hvor Jeff har lavet vin i mange år. Druerne er 100% Grenache. De gamle vinstokke, over 30 år, vokser på sort mergel, ler og skifer. Udbyttet er lavt.

Kataloniens regionale signaturdyr, muldyret, er vinseriens kendetegn både i hvid, rød og rosé. Jeff siges at have fået ideen til Mule-serien ved at se en mand gå forbi kælderen med et gammelt muldyr hver dag.

FACTS


Country: France

Region: Languedoc, Roussillon

Winery: Jeff Carrel

Year: 2018

Type: Red

Grapes: Grenache

Alcohol: 14%

Aging: Stainless steel tanks

Closure: Cork

Winemaking: Traditional


ABOUT THE WINERY


JEFF CARREL


Jeff has been a winemaker for American Mondavi and Château Sainte Michelle. He was also a consultant to Daumas Gassac and Grange des Pères. Over 10 years, as an oenologist, he has produced countless wines, well over 100 million liters. He is known for his enthusiasm and always full of new ideas.


Jeff har været vinmager for amerikanske Mondavi og Château Sainte Michelle. Han var også konsulent for bl.a. Daumas Gassac og Grange des Pères. Over 10 år har han som ønolog lavet et utal af vine, langt over 100 milioner liter. Han er kendt for sin entusiasme og altid fuld af nye idéer.


General grape descriptions



Grenache


Grenache is an unlikely hero of a grape. Until recently reviled or at best ignored in much of the world, it is the grape chiefly responsible for two of the world's more celebrated reds, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and, a more recent star, Priorat.