Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2019

93 Jeb Dunnuck

“Leading off the 2019 Châteauneuf du Papes, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape reveals a ruby/purple, almost opaque hue to go with a beautifully Provençal, medium to full-bodied style as well as classy notes of peppery garrigue, spiced meat, black raspberries, and jammy blackberries. Nicely textured, with a terrific mid-palate as well as a great finish, this is a rock-solid, classic, traditional cuvée from this estate that will be approachable with short-term cellaring and evolve for 15-20 years or more.

While the 2018s from this great estate are gorgeous wines that show the charming, elegant style of the vintage, the 2019s are a clear step up, and my money is on them being some of the wines of the vintage.” -Jeb Dunnuck

“I have long been a huge fan of the wines of the Sabon family of Domaine de la Janasse. Just about everything they make, from their Vin de Pays to their Côtes du Rhônes to their flagship Châteauneuf du Pape wines, are remarkable.” -Robert Parker

$54.99

Description

Country: France

Region: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône

Varieties: 65% old Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault.

Terroir: 10 acres from several different terroirs with sand, rolled pebbles, red clay soils
located on the northern part of the appellation on the La Crau plateau.

Winemaking: 80% destemming, then maceration for 21-28 days with daily manual pressing; 80% in foudres (wooden vats) and 20% in demi-muids (600-litre barrel), for 12 months

“In 1967, Aimé Sabon came back from his military service. He took over his father’s vines, who used to take his grapes to the wine cooperative.
In 1973, Aimé built his own cellar. Domaine de la Janasse was born and named after the family farm that was in Courthézon, in the locality of “La Janasse”. Aimé was ambitious. He knew he had fabulous soil and he wanted to expand the estate by acquiring new plots. From 15 hectares at the very beginning, La Janasse has now reached more than 90 hectares.

In 1991, after a technical diploma in viticulture and oenology in Beaune, and another one in marketing in Mâcon, Christophe Sabon -Aimé’s eldest son- came back to La Janasse where he was given the keys to the cellar. From then different cuvees were developed, new markets conquered. In 2001, Isabelle -Aimé’s daughter- graduated as an oenologist from the University of Toulouse, and joined the team. With Hélène, Aimé’s wife, the family was reunited again in La Janasse.” -lajanasse.com

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