Domaine de la Janasse

Domaine de la Janasse

At the heart of the prestigious appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the Domaine de la Janasse holds a prominent place in the French wine landscape. Its origins date back to a time when viticulture was already shaping the local landscapes and traditions. Founded by Ferdinand Sabon in 1912, the domaine initially covered a modest 5-hectare plot planted with old vines. At that time, in line with common practices in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the grapes were mainly sold to merchants, a widespread practice that allowed the winemakers to focus on farming rather than winemaking.

However, the true turning point in the domaine's history came in the 1960s, under the guidance of Aimé Sabon, Ferdinand's direct descendant. With an innovative vision and a determination to affirm the unique identity of their wines, Aimé made a decisive move by bottling the domaine's production. This decision marked the beginning of a new era for Domaine de la Janasse, which began to build a reputation as a producer of exceptional wines.

Today, the domaine is led by Christophe and Isabelle Sabon, representing the third generation of this family of passionate winemakers. With expertise passed down through the generations and an approach that is both respectful of traditions and oriented towards innovation, they have elevated Domaine de la Janasse to the status of a must-visit in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Located in the northern part of the appellation, near Courthézon, the domaine benefits from an exceptional terroir that gives its wines remarkable consistency and quality, vintage after vintage. The wines of Domaine de la Janasse result from a unique alchemy, where the finesse of Grenache harmoniously blends with the fruitiness of Syrah and the structure of Mourvèdre. This perfect balance is the result of hard work and an intimate knowledge of the vineyard, allowing the Sabon family to produce wines that stand out for their elegance, complexity, and depth.

Domaine de la Janasse is committed to perpetuating excellence and honoring the rich history of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation by producing wines that eloquently express the essence of their terroir. Through their dedicated work and unwavering passion, Christophe and Isabelle Sabon continue to write the domaine's name into the legend of great French wines, making Janasse a symbol of wine-making excellence.

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