DOMAINE DE LA JANASSE COTES DU RHONE TRADITION 2020Domaine de la Janasse
Aimé Sabon’s father used to sell his grapes to the cooperative for them to make wines but Aimé wanted to grow grapes and create wines under his own label, which is exactly what he did in 1973 - he built his own cellar and named it Domaine de la Janasse (named after the area where their family home is located).
Today Aimé’s children Isabelle & Christophe continue to make superb wines from dozens of plots with different soils and all 13 permitted varietals which make up the Châteauneuf du Pape blends (mainly Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache).
This entry level Côtes du Rhône is made from 40% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 20% Carignan, 15% Syrah & 5% Cinsault. The vineyards are not organic but no pesticides or weedkillers are used. Aged in concrete tanks then large oak barrels for 6 to 9 months, the wine has light tannins, lovey flavours of strawberries and blackberries, a hint of liquorice and all round great structure – relatively light compared to it’s big brothers, the Côtes du Rhône Villages wines. Enjoy within 5 yrs of bottling with grilled meats or pies.