2014 Janasse Cotes Du Rhone Blanc
honey, citrus, pear, banana, peach, apple, lemon, honeysuckle, spice, floral, mineral, apricot, orange, mango, kiwi, tangerine, herbal tea , wild flower , almond , apple , pear and crisp acid
honey, slate, almond, citrus, apple, lemon, apricot, acidic, mineral, spice, peach, floral, banana, orange blossom, acacia, violet, anise, mint, herb , tea and wild flower
This wine comes from selected sandy plots on the edge of the appellation of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a short distance from La Crau. Once again, take a look at the price tag of this wine. After one sip ... you will realize why we think it is such a remarkable value!!!
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"Domaine de la Janasse has quickly become one of the Superstar estates of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Led by the dynamic Christophe Sabon, the estate combines the best of both traditional and modern techniques to craft a collection of truly riveting wines from “simple” value-priced VDP’s to benchmark Châteauneufs.
The estate was founded in 1976 by Aimé Sabon, Christophe’s father, who still oversees the vineyards and farms organically. The property consists of 90 Hectares, spread over as many as 70 different parcels throughout the appellation.
While Aime works in the vineyards, his son, Christophe Sabon, is in charge of wine production. Christophe is a self-proclaimed “great defender of Grenache,” which still represents 75% of their vines. He manages the common rusticity of Grenache-based wines through meticulous work in the vineyards and cellar. The result is a wide range of lavishly ripe, extracted Châteauneuf-du-Papes and Cotes-du-Rhônes that are complex and yet balanced with acidity -- often in contradiction to an appellation better known for sheer exuberance and power. As Wine Advocate points out: “The young and talented Christophe Sabon continues to display the sure-handed touch of a veteran winemaker”." - Importer