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Domaine de la Janasse Red Rhone Blend Côtes du Rhône Villages Terre d'Argile 2001

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This vintage comes from four parcels located in different soils which perfectly match during assembly : a « southern » pebbly soil brings fat and power, a Chaupin-like soil for freshness and acidity, a red clay pebbly soil (but very late picked because located to the north of the appellation) brings structure and body, and finally a sandy-limestone soil for smoothness. Grapes had an extraordinary concentration with mature skins which, as on Chaupin soil, have benefited from september optimal climate conditions. The result is a very large crimson red wine with cramped but smooth tannins, a nice balance, as well as black fruits and liquorice flavor. A bottle which can be kept for very long time. Grape variety: 85% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 3% Mourvèdre, 2% various Stems removal: 80 % Maceration: 28 days Manual must pressing: once a day Vines age : 60 à 100 ans Elevage : 25% barrels (40% new), 75% vat. Tasting: color: ink , crimson flavors: fruits, licorice Rich and mighty, very youth and of a 'great accura

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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

This vintage comes from four parcels located in different soils which perfectly match during assembly : a « southern » pebbly soil brings fat and power, a Chaupin-like soil for freshness and acidity, a red clay pebbly soil (but very late picked because located to the north of the appellation) brings structure and body, and finally a sandy-limestone soil for smoothness. Grapes had an extraordinary concentration with mature skins which, as on Chaupin soil, have benefited from september optimal climate conditions. The result is a very large crimson red wine with cramped but smooth tannins, a nice balance, as well as black fruits and liquorice flavor. A bottle which can be kept for very long time. Grape variety: 85% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 3% Mourvèdre, 2% various Stems removal: 80 % Maceration: 28 days Manual must pressing: once a day Vines age : 60 à 100 ans Elevage : 25% barrels (40% new), 75% vat. Tasting: color: ink , crimson flavors: fruits, licorice Rich and mighty, very youth and of a 'great accura

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