Domaine Janasse Côtes-du-Rhône 2019
- Grenache Blend
- France, 750ml
A silky and superb Rhone Red made by the famous Sabon family. This classic Grenache-led offering has a perfect balance of vibrant fruit and satisfying full-body. Moderately tannic and endowed with a beautiful structure, this Côtes-du-Rhône develops greedy notes of fresh fruit (crushed strawberry, blackberry) on their crunchiness, supported by a hint of liquorice.
- Winery: Domaine de la Janasse
- Varietal: 40% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 20% Carignan, 15% Syrah, 5% Cinsault
- Region: Cotes du Rhone, France
- Vintage: 2019
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Cork
- Other: Best now to 2024
- Food match: Roast pork & lamb, game meat; stews and Goulash; grilled vegetables; Indian, Korean and Mexican cuisine; softer & creamy cheeses
The Janasse label has an impeccable reputation for quality, and this favourite red is both classic and classy.
Aimé, the founder
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.
From father to children
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.
- 91/100 Points - John Caro
- 91/100 Points - Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski (2017 vintage)
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