Domaine de la Janasse Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2020
Region: Côtes-du-Rhône, Rhone, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 50% Grenache, 15% Clairette, 15% Bourboulenc, 10% Viognier, 10% Roussanne
Peachy, apricoty white Côtes du Rhône, vibrating with acidity that keeps the stone fruit in its rightful place.
On sandy soils, on the eastern edge of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, a short distance from the plateau of La Crau. The vines are grown without pesticides or insecticides and the manure is natural. The land is worked without weedkiller to maintain ventilation and flexibility of the soil. Massal selection.
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.