The Other Side of Jamet: 2021 Jamet Cote-Rotie Fructus Voluptas

Posted by Ian McFadden

Jamet's Côte-Rôtie is a long-standing benchmark of the Northern Rhône.

Today, we focus on a different expression of Jamet, the Côte-Rôtie Fructus Voluptas.

photo of bottle of Jamet Cote Rotie Fructus Voluptas

The first vintage of Fructus Voluptas was 2008. The intention was to significantly depart from the winemaking of the flagship Côte-Rôtie. Fructus Voluptas sees little to no stem inclusion and is sourced from younger vines. This yields a more fruit-driven and immediate lens to view Jamet's winemaking.

Fructus Voluptas has Jamet's signature finesse but achieves this with darker fruits and more overt florality. There is a serious undercurrent of crushed rock, smoke, and herbal notes. The 2021 combines floral-tinged purple fruits with a vibrant core and polished minerality.

The wine is even harder to find in quantity than the regular Côte-Rôtie. This is the first time that we've been able to offer Fructus Voluptas. I should close by warning that this is a very modestly sized parcel. It's likely to sell out quickly.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare
Crush Wine & Spirits

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2021 Jamet Cote Rotie Fructus Voluptas

750 ml