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Domaine de la Janasse

Domaine de la Janasse
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More than 40 years after Aime Sabon established Janasse at Courthezon, this iconoclastic young Turk of yesteryear is now established as one of the southern Rhone’s finest wine estates, spanning some 80 hectares of vineyards.

Now under the control of Christophe Sabon and his sister Isabelle, Janasse’s much-lauded Chateauneuf-du-Papes are a quintessentially modern interpretation of the vineyards’ superlative raw material: deep colour, excellent fruit, supple tannins and extraordinary richness.

But that shouldn’t detract attention from the broader Janasse portfolio, including red and white Cotes du Rhone and a pair of fascinating IGP wines. The Viognier exhibits a fat, juicy style with lots of texture, while the Principaute d’Orange red owes its fruitcake character and distinctive tannins to the inclusion of Merlot planted just outside the Chateauneuf-du-Pape boundaries.

Other wines by this producer

  1. 2011 Châteauneuf du Pape Tradition, Domaine de la Janasse

    Deep red-ruby. Fruit-driven aromas of cassis, redcurrant, smoke, spice and animal fur. Soft, lush and ripe, with enticing fruit and good balance. Easy going, generous and balanced for early drinking appeal.

  2. 2013 Côtes du Rhône Rouge, Domaine de la Janasse

    Attractive black plum in colour. The nose offers gobs of jammy black fruits intermixed with a delicious spiciness. The body is equally full, vibrant and concentrated. A well structured, well made wine all round.

  3. 2012 Vin de Pays Terre de Bussière , Domaine de la Janasse

    A beautiful example of Southern French grape varieties; rich in colour with ripe, red fruit, well-married tannins and herbaceous, spicy flavours full of southern warmth.

  4. 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc, Domaine de la Janasse

    Ripe, expressive nose of dried tropical fruits and citrus. The palate is medium bodied, silky and full of apricot and pineapple fruit with a crisp, dry finish.

  5. 2014 Côtes du Rhône Blanc, Domaine de la Janasse

    Bone dry with real power. Aromas of peach and apricot, excellent concentration on the palate with vibrant acidity, a full mouthfeel and refreshing acidity on the finish.

  6. 2014 Viognier VDP de la Principauté d'Orange, Janasse

    The nose is fresh, fruity and aromatic, with ripe tropical and dried fruit characteristics. The palate is medium bodied with a succulent texture, balanced alcohol and acidity and a great concentration of dried fruit flavours, such as apricot and peach, with a honeyed, silky finish.

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