Region: Chateauneuf Du Pape, Rhone
Terroir: sandy limestone
Winemaking: 80% destemming, then maceration for 26 days with daily manual pressing; 2/3 in foudres (wooden vats) and 1/3 in demi-muids (600-litre barrel), for 12 months
Upon his return from military service in 1967, Aime Sabon took over his father’s vines, who used to take the grapes to a wine cooperative. In 1973, however, Aime decided to build his own cellar and make his own wine, the birth of Domaine de a Janasse. He knew he had perfect soil and took advantage of it, expanding the property from just 15 hectares to now over 90.
In 1991, Aime’s son, Christophe, returned from studying viticulture and oenology in Beaune and marketing in Macon to assume the keys to the cellar. He developed new cuvees and expanded into new markets, expanding the reach and appeal of Domaine de la Janasse, ensuring his wine always reflects the vines’ growth environment. This Chaupin reflects the constituent character of Granache grown in Chateauneuf de Pape.