A classic since 1950, Parallèle 45 is celebrated around the globe and is one of France’s most recognizable wines. Parallèle 45 is named after the 45th parallel, a famous circle of latitude that marks the midpoint between the equator and the North Pole. It also passes over the cellars of Paul Jaboulet Aîné.

The Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, and Mourvèdre grapes for Parallèle 45 are farmed organically. They grow on 40-year-old vines in clayey limestone and alluvial deposits composed of round pebbles. The grapes are destemmed, crushed, and the juice undergoes fermentation. The wine is then aged for 6 months in stainless steel vats and tronconic (truncated cone-shaped) oak vats on fine lees.

90 Points
2021 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2021 vintage began with frost, rain and hail in the winter and spring that disrupted the work of the winegrowers. A cooler summer and rain in early September enabled the grapes to reach optimum ripeness. The quality of the vintage, which was harvested later than years prior, is excellent.
Tasting Note
Garnet red with purple hues, this fruit-forward wine has notes of strawberry, red currant, peony and dried roses and an elegant finish.
Food Pairing
Lasagna with Mediterranean vegetables, fondant au chocolat
Technical Data
GRAPES: Grenache (48%), Syrah (37%), Carignan (10%), Mourvèdre (5%)
PH: 3.62
ABV: 14%
AGING: 6 months in stainless steel and tronconic (truncated cone-shaped) oak vats
Unique Selling Points
  • Named after the 45th parallel, a circle of latitude that passes over Jaboulet cellars
  • A classic since 1950 - one of France’s most recognizable wines
  • Fruit forward, approachable, and best enjoyed young
  • Grapes are farmed organically
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