"In Europe we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also a great giver of happiness and well being and delight. Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary."
- Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
Paul Jaboulet Aine is a celebrated wine powerhouse. Known for their famed La Chapelle Hermitage vineyard, the company was founded in 1834. The Jaboulet family is largely responsible for the popularity of the Beaumes de Venise region, creating unrivaled Muscats. What is amazing about these wines is the balance. Even though the wines are hot (15.5% alc) and sweet (100 g RS), they are beyond enjoyable.
Generations of the Jaboulet family have tended to the vineyards and cellar. Praised by Thomas Matthew of the Wine Spectator because the family "offers reliable wines across the entire range of appellations (in the northern and southern Rhône)." This highly lauded wine legacy sources from vineyards across the Condrieu, Côte-Rôtie, Cornas, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Crozes-Hermitage and Hermitage appellations. Most wines are drinkable now, while the La Chapelle has more longevity.
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