Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition Janasse 2016

Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition Janasse 2016


Region South Rhône

Viticulture Sustainable Agriculture

Grapes Grenache (Old vineyards) / Syrah / Mourvedre / Cinsault

Vintage 2013

Recommended service Temperature 16 - 18° C

Decanting 30min - 1 hour

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About the wine 

Domaine Janasse Tradition is produced from 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre from vines that average 40 years of age. The terroirs vary, with rocks, stones, sand and some clay, as well as limestone soils. The wine is aged in a combination of foudres, and used oak barrels for 12 months. 

Ranking RVF 16,5/20 

Tasting notes

Eye - Dark Purple robe

Nose - Instense Aromas of blackcurrant and other black fruits, notes of Violet, herbs

Palate - Complex, Powerfull with soft silky tannins, Fruity, Juicy, spices

Classic Food pairing

Grilled or Braised Meats, Beef, Lamb, Duck of even tomatoes, eggplant, 

Background Winery

Aime Sabon, the founder of Janasse increased the size of their vineyards over the years to their current 15 hectares in Chateauneuf du Pape that are placed in 15 different parcels. 1 hectare of vines is used for white wine grapes, while the other vines are used to produce red Chateauneuf du Pape wine.

Their vines are scattered across the region on different terroirs and soil types. They have old vines. Their oldest vines, which are close to 90 years of age on average are used in their special Janasse Cuvee Vieilles Vignes. 

Domaine Janasse is a modern style of Chateauneuf du Pape. Starting in 1993, they began to destem some of their fruit. That trend has continued and as of today, at least 80% of the berries are fermented without stems. Concrete vats are used to ferment their Grenache.

They use the short, conical shaped oak barrels to ferment their Mourvedre and Syrah. The Grenache is aged in foudres. The Mourvedre and Syrah is aged in a combination of new French oak barrels and foudres giving Janasse its modern style. In 2001, Sabon brought in his children to help run the estate, Christophe and Isabel.