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Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"One of the top whites of the vintage, the 2011 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tradition Blanc is a blend of stainless steel aged Grenache Blanc and barrel aged (two-thirds new) Roussanne. Classy and poised, with gorgeous white peach, brioche, hazelnut, mineral, and hints of flowers, it flows on to the palate with a medium-bodied, rich, yet light and elegant texture. Silky, polished, and oh so drinkable, it should be enjoyed over the coming 2-3 years...94" RR 10/12

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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

External Reviews for Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
12/24/2014

Bone dry with real power. Aromas of peach and apricot, excellent concentration on the palate with vibrant acidity, a full mouthfeel and refreshing acidity on the finish.



"One of the top whites of the vintage, the 2011 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tradition Blanc is a blend of stainless steel aged Grenache Blanc and barrel aged (two-thirds new) Roussanne. Classy and poised, with gorgeous white peach, brioche, hazelnut, mineral, and hints of flowers, it flows on to the palate with a medium-bodied, rich, yet light and elegant texture. Silky, polished, and oh so drinkable, it should be enjoyed over the coming 2-3 years...94" RR 10/12

Dietary Information: Organic


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