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Cotes du Rhone Villages les Garrigues Janasse 2009

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"The old-vine 100% Grenache cuvee, the 2009 Cotes du Rhone Les Garrigues (from 80- to 90-year-old vines) is sensational. Gorgeous levels of garrigue, kirsch, creosote, licorice, damp earth and lavender are all present in this dense ruby/purple wine. Topping the scales at 15.4% alcohol, this is a blockbuster Cotes du Rhone to drink over the next 7-8 years. (By the way, the 2007 Cotes du Rhone Les Garrigues is absolutely out of this world at present, should anyone still have some.)...93" WA 10/11

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Winery: De la Janasse
Color: Red
Variety: Rhone
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De la Janasse:
Aimé SABON comes back from his military duty in 1967 and takes over his father's vineyards (who was bringing his grapes into cooperative cave) and father-in-law's vineyards (who was selling the wine). He builds his cave in 1973 and thus creates the domain of La Janasse, from the name of family camp located in Courthezon. His ambition will be to enlarge the domain by acquiring new vineyards of ... Read more
Aimé SABON comes back from his military duty in 1967 and takes over his father's vineyards (who was bringing his grapes into cooperative cave) and father-in-law's vineyards (who was selling the wine). He builds his cave in 1973 and thus creates the domain of La Janasse, from the name of family camp located in Courthezon. His ambition will be to enlarge the domain by acquiring new vineyards of different varieties, going from 15 ha to 55 ha nowadays. In 1991, after a BTA in winemaking and oenology at Beaune and a BTS in marketing at Macon, Christophe joins his father who leaves him the responsability of the cave. He will create the different vintages and develop the marketing of the domain. Isabelle, the sister of Christophe and also oenologist, joins the team in 2001. Nowadays, all SABON family members work together on the domain : * Aimé SABON : vineyards * Hélène SABON : accountancy - administrative * Isabelle SABON : marketing - vinification * Christophe SABON : vineyards - vinification - marketing Read less

"The old-vine 100% Grenache cuvee, the 2009 Cotes du Rhone Les Garrigues (from 80- to 90-year-old vines) is sensational. Gorgeous levels of garrigue, kirsch, creosote, licorice, damp earth and lavender are all present in this dense ruby/purple wine. Topping the scales at 15.4% alcohol, this is a blockbuster Cotes du Rhone to drink over the next 7-8 years. (By the way, the 2007 Cotes du Rhone Les Garrigues is absolutely out of this world at present, should anyone still have some.)...93" WA 10/11

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