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2015 Clos Saint Antonin Chateauneuf Du Pape RougeGrenache / Garnacha from France

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"This relatively new estate was created by Isabelle and Christophe Sabon, from Domaine de la Janasse, and is located in the Plan de Dieu. They made a terrific white based on Ch...

  • 94 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 94 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
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"The gem of the collection is the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape. Selected from two lots that used to go into Domaine de la Janasse's bottling, this is redolent of ripe berries and stone fruit, with a lush, silky, nearly weightless feel on the palate. It's a lovely example of the delicate, elegant style of Grenache increasingly being produced from Châteauneuf's sandy soils. Aged in a combination of concrete vats and foudres, it should drink well for 10 years or more."

94 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

"Coming from sandy portions of the la Crau and Font de Loup lieux-dits, the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is 100% Grenache brought up in foudre and demi-muid. Its medium ruby color is followed by an exceedingly elegant, silky 2015 that has notes of framboise, rose petals, orange peel and spice. Medium to full-bodied, silky, refined and incredibly elegant, with fine tannin, it's a gorgeous drink to enjoy over the coming decade. Like the elegant, finesse-driven style of Rayas? Buy this wine."

Product Description:

"This relatively new estate was created by Isabelle and Christophe Sabon, from Domaine de la Janasse, and is located in the Plan de Dieu. They made a terrific white based on Chardonnay and Clairette as well as three reds; a Côtes du Rhône, Plan de Dieu and a Châteauneuf du Pape. The quality is top notch and this estate is a hidden gem for the moment. Don’t expect it to stay that way for long." - Jeb Dunnuck

"The Sabon family, who already owned the Domaine de la Janasse, expands by acquiring a new vineyard: the Clos St Antonin.

The vineyard is part of the town of Jonquières and extends on 15 hectares. The origin of its name comes from the writing on the frontage of an old XVIIIth century old masonry located in the middle of 14 hectares of vines. A place called St Antonin can be found on maps going back to Napoleon.

The Clos St Antonin produces various designations: IGP Principauté d’Orange, Côtes-du-Rhône, Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages Plan de Dieu and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The 2015 vintage was the first vintage vinified by the Sabon family. A family, traditional and quality production that respects the values of the Domaine de la Janasse.

The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with its comparatively elegant style, is reminiscent of the 'Chaupin' by Janasse. The grapes come from two famous rather sandy plots of the AOC, La Crau (from here comes also a part of the grapes for the 'Chaupin') and La Fond. 100% Grenache Noir was processed. That was the foundation of the wine. The task of Christophe Sabon was "only" to work out the character of the layers. He succeeded excellently. " - Importer

Product Detail

Item # 113669
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Chateauneuf du Pape
Ratings

94 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

94 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 15.0%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust and leather
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit