About Jean-Luc Jamet
Followers of the Rhône Valley's finest wines will already be aware about the huge news from 2013 when the legendary Jamet brothers of Côte-Rôtie, Jean-Luc and Jean-Paul, parted ways after working together for over 20 years. This split literally saw a stone wall being erected across half of the estate, with Jean-Luc building his own new winery just across the driveway from the winery of his brother at Domaine Jamet.
The vineyards have been split into two parts with Jean-Paul keeping the Domaine’s branding and Côte Brune vines. Jean-Luc however, took over 5 hectares including lots from several notable lieux-dits, including La Landonne (of Guigal fame), Lancement, Fongeant and Chavaroche. Whilst the brothers were still working together, Jean-Paul was the most well-known as the face of Domaine Jamet but what’s important for wine lovers is that it was Jean-Luc who worked his magic in the vineyards to produce their legendary Côte-Rôties.
Since their split, Jean-Luc's new estate has quickly garnered an enviable reputation as an insider’s gem of Côte Rôtie, getting better and better with each passing vintage. Rather than making lots of different releases from each of his single-plots, Jean-Luc prefers to make blended wines with as much complexity as possible.