2020 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
The Janasse CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE BLANC is a very serious and super elegant wine. It is a complex fruit bomb with peach, citrus, pear and vanilla. This white Châteauneuf du Pape is a blend of 50% Grenache Blanc, 25% Clairette and 25% Roussanne. The wine has a ripe texture with notes of lemon zest. In the aftertaste a little saltiness and a pleasant bitterness and what lingers is a delightful lasting feeling of freshness that remains.
Domaine de la Janasse dates back to 1967 when it was founded by Aimé Sabon with 15 ha of vineyard. The total area now consists of 55 hectares and is currently run by son Christophe and his sister Isabelle. The vineyards are located on a difficult surface of gravel, sand and large boulders. The vines are 40 to 80 years old. Yields are usually less than 30 hl/ha due to strict pruning and rigorous vendange verte.
Janasse's big break came in 2007, when their Châteauneuf du Pape "Veilles Vignes" scored 100 points Parker!! Year after year, all their wines score excellent. The quality of this domaine is so great that even their "regular" Cotes-du-Rhone is already highly regarded worldwide! This is really a TOP domain!
Domaine de la Janasse dates from 1967 when it was founded by Aimé Sabon with 15 ha of vineyard. The total area now exists of 55 ha and is currently run by son Christophe and his sister Isabelle. He is a very successful winemaker! Christophe cultivates more than 15 hectares of vineyards in total. The variety of different grapes is very large, including Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Marsanne, Roussanne, Carignan, Bourboulenc, Counoise. All wines are made classically and excel through the combination of power and finesse. The vineyards are located on a difficult surface of pebble, sand and large boulders. The vines are 40 to 90 years old. The yield is usually less than 30 hl / ha due to strict pruning and a rigorous vendange verte. Christophe also works almost exclusively organically. Janasse's big break came in 2007, when their Châteauneuf du Pape "Veilles Vignes" scored 100 points Parker !! All their wines score excellent year after year. The quality of this domain is so great that even their "ordinary" Côtes-du-Rhône "is already highly regarded worldwide!
|Type of Wine||White|
|Region||Côtes du Rhone|
|Grape||Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah-Shiraz|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|James Suckling rating||92|
|Tasting Profiles||Floral, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Rich, Round, Full, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|