Jérôme Despesse is a young energetic winemaker. In 1992 Charles Despesse, Jérôme’s father, was the first to bottle wine at their tiny estate. Before 1992 they sold their wine off in bulk to the cooperative. Today Jérôme does the winemaking, while his father helps in the vineyards. Their vineyards are located at the southern end of Cornas in an area called Les Côtes. More specifically, their vineyards are in Le Craux which is a small, extremely rocky area within Les Côtes. The vines, planted by Jérôme’s grandfather, are next to the vineyards of the well-known producer August Clape. In addition to his great vineyard location, Jérôme is also fortunate to have older vines, planted by his grandfather, that are an average of 50 years old.
Region: Cornas, France Winemakers: Jérôme Despesse url: patrickallenselections.com/portfolio-of-wines/domaine-j-despesse