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CV, the Wine Guy, talks Le Jaja de Jau

Le Jaja de Jau
“Jaja” is French slang for “an everyday glass of wine”. So, this is the everyday table wine from the Chateau de Jau, which is located in the southernmost foothills of the Roussillon slopes of the Corbières Mountains in French Catalonia.

Old favorites, new price! With the new year, we’re re-introducing these two Jaja bottles at $7.99 each. (Its regular price is $10.99. We were able to take advantage of a fantastic sale, and have passed the savings right on to you!)

Jaja is French slang for a glass of wine, so when you go to the local bistro you say, “I’ll have a glass of jaja!” when ordering. This winery is from the southwest corner, in the foothills of the Corbières and Pyrenees Mountains. The Corbières is a lovely, traditional wine growing region. This winery, Vignobles Dauré, has long been acknowledged as the premier winery of the Côtes du Roussillon. The winery at the Chateau de Jau estate spans 331 cultivated acres planted in eleven class Mediterranean varietals. It has been a working winery since 1972. Château de Jau wines perfectly display the typicity (the characterisic of a wine that makes it typical for the region or grape of origin) of the region.

Le Jaja de Jou, Vin Rouge
Syrah 2013
Region: Pay ‘DOC (Pronounced the way it looks — Pay D-O-C)
The Syrah has lots of fruit: it’s big, it’s jammy, it’s easy going. It’s the kind of wine that, when you are traveling in the south of France and you go to the local bistro, is served. This is a good “quaffing” wine. (Quaffing wine describes that easy-drinking, simple wine that is cheap enough to consume in large (though responsible) quantities.)

Le Jaja de Jou, Vin Blanc
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Côtes de Gascogne (wine growing region in southwest France)
Price: $7.99
The white is a crisp, dry, relaxed Sauvignon Blanc, with notes of lemon, lime, and tart pineapple. This is a classic example of a white wine from the Côtes de Gascogne, which produces wines that, while not supercomplex, are affordable and perfect for clean, crisp, enjoyable wine sipping.


By: CV, The Wine Guy

CV, The Wine GuyCV is our resident wine guy and our newest cheese specialist. And he’s here to give you generous, succinct, friendly advice on wines (and cheese). CV is quick to say that he’s not a wine “expert” — he’s not the person to go to for fancy terminology — but he does know wine, and approaches it with robust energy and a desire to match wine with people, food, and experiences.