Founded in 1834 on the hill of L’Hermitage, in Tain L’Hermitage, the Paul Jaboulet Aîné House produces quintessential great wines of the northern Rhone Valley. Having become part of the Frey family in 2006, the historical House is now in the hands of the talented and passionate oenologist and winegrower, Caroline Frey.
At the head of a 125-hectare vineyard, the Paul Jaboulet Aîné House oversees an exceptional heritage which brings together the most famous terroirs of the northern Rhone Valley, such as Bessards, Le Méal, Roucoules, Greffieux, Mûrets, Les Dionnières as well as the iconic La Chapelle terroir. These exceptional terroirs have the particular characteristic of being made up of small, round, white pebbles with vines which benefit from a hot microclimate and southern exposure.
"Because great wines do not exist without great grapes", the Paul Jaboulet Aîné House regards the terroir and the vineyard with the highest importance. Under the leadership of Caroline Frey, the vines are cultivated organically and biodynamically, implementing horse- and mule-drawn ploughing to aerate the soil as well as promoting microbiological life and vine rooting. The work carried out by the teams at the Paul Jaboulet Aîné House is extremely precise and aims for perfect, allowing their wines to reach levels that have never been reached before, receiving impressive scores from critics and international press.
Today, the Paul Jaboulet Aîné House is an essential reference, with legendary wines such as the prestigious "La Chapelle" cuvée from l’Hermitage, made from old Syrah vines. The Paul Jaboulet Aîné House produces red or white wines on the Saint-Joseph, Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Cornas, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côte-Rôtie and Condrieu appellations, or even the Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise appellation.