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31 Dec 2003 by JR
Jaboulet Aîné, Paul Important Rhône valley merchant and wine producer, whose most famous wine is Hermitage la Chapelle. The house was founded in the early 19th century by Antoine Jaboulet and takes its name from the older of his twin sons. Jaboulet's own vineyard holdings, which provide between a quarter and a third of the firm's needs, totalled more than 90 ha/220 acres, in every northern Rhône appellation but Côte Rôtie in the late 1990s. Recent acquisitions included additional holdings in Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage, a stake in Condrieu (first vintage 1996), Domaine St-Pierre in Cornas...

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