Acreage: 1,3 ha. Grapes: 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise. Vineyard: The vines are grown without pesticides or insecticides and manure is natural. The land is worked without herbicide to maintain ventilation and flexibility to the soil. Vinification: “Rosé de saignée” method. Production: 8.000 bottles per year. Tasting: A fruity and generous rosé, with strawberry and clay aromas, which perfectly matches with barbecues. Drink within the next two years.
Location: This wine is made from selected plots on sandy soils on the edge of the appellation Châteauneufdu-Pape, at short distance from La Crau plateau. Acreage: 5 ha. Grapes: 50% Grenache, 15% Clairette, 15% Bourboulenc, 10% Viognier, 10% Roussanne. Vineyard: The vines are grown without pesticides or insecticides and manure is natural. The land is worked without herbicide to maintain ventilation and flexibility to the soil. Yield of 46 hl/ha. Boxes harvest, by grape. Vinification: Pneumatic pressing. Vinification in vat during 6 months with sediments stirring. Ageing process : In vat on sediments with stirring during 6 months. Production: 18.000 bottles per year. Tasting: The best white Côtes-du-Rhône example. Here, nothing is too much. The blend reflects the complexity of a premium terroir and winemaking provides, by small touches, acute, sharp and beneficent freshness, with a hint of minerality. To be served on a fish market in foil or just for a refreshing aperitif, within the next five years
Location: This wine is coming from one piece plot located at east of the appellation Châteauneufdu-Pape, in the city of Courthézon. Acreage: 23 ha. Grapes: 40% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 20% Carignan (60 years old and more), 15% Syrah, 5% Cinsault. Vineyard: The vines are grown without pesticides or insecticides and manure is natural. The land is worked without herbicide to maintain ventilation and flexibility to the soil. Yield of 46 hl/ha. Vinification: Stems removal 80%. Maceration from 12 to 15 days. Ageing process: 6 to 9 months in vat. Production: 60.000 à 80.000 bottles per year. Tasting: Featuring a beautiful structure, this Côtes-du-Rhône develops notes of fresh fruit (crushed strawberry, blackberry) on crisp, supported by a hint of liquorice. Moderately tannic, this wine retains its gluttony on grilled meat or fresh tomatoes pie. Drink within the next five years.
Aimé, the founder In 1967, Aimé Sabon came back from his military service. He took over his fathers 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 –Aimés 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 –Aimés daughter– graduated as an oenologist from the University of Toulouse, and joined the team. With Hélène, Aimés wife, the family was reunited again in La Janasse.