Features ample stuffing, with lots of dark plum sauce, crushed cherry and warm blackberry confiture flavors forming the core. Melted black licorice, plum eau-de-vie and black tea notes fill in the background. Reveals a lovely echo of ganache at the…
While the cuvée Chaupin comes mostly from sandy soils, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes comes more from the rolled pebble soils the region is famous for, and always shows the richer, more powerful profile imparted from these soils. Mostly foudre-aged Grenache, it incorporates 20% Mourvèdre and roughly 10% Syrah (slightly more Syrah in 2013) that’s raised all in barrel. Exhibiting a deep purple color, it offers fabulous dark berry fruits, licorice, Provençal herbs and earthy/stony minerality on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, ripe and with impressive sweetness to its tannin, it`s a fabulous wine that will have 10-15 years of overall longevity.
"One of France’s leading estates, Domaine de la Janasse has become a reference point winery, largely because of the extraordinary efforts of the young Christophe Sabon. Under Sabon’s supervision, Janasse’s Châteauneuf du Papes just keep getting better and better. Moreover, this is also a terrific source for fabulous values from his bevy of vin de pays and Côtes du Rhône selections.”
–Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Owned and operated by the Sabon family, Domaine de la Janasse was named after the small town just north of Châteauneuf-du-Pape where the family farm was located. Starting with only 37 acres, the family now owns over 200 acres of land devoted to growing both red and white Côtes du Rhône varieties as well as the flagship Châteauneuf red which today has three different expressions: Tradition, Chaupin, and Vieilles Vignes. The domaine is now considered one of the best in its region thanks to thorough research on the soil, exposure, and microclimates of the Sabon’s particular plot that is packed with history.
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