Domaine de la Janasse - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
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When you talk about Châteauneuf-du-Pape, you usually mean the red representatives of the southern French flagship designation. No wonder that only 6 percent of the 3,100 hectares in this growing area are planted with white vines - and these are particularly rare and exceptional at the top. The proof is therefore this Chateauneuf du Pape by Janasse with a complex fruit bomb of peach, citrus, pear and vanilla. This white wine is a blend of 40% Grenache Blanc, 30% Clairette and 30% Roussanne.
Domaine de la Janasse dates back to 1967 when it was founded by Aimé Sabon with 15 hectares of vineyard. The total area now amounts to 90 hectares and is currently run by son Christophe and his sister Isabelle. The vineyards are located on a difficult subsoil of pebbles, sand and large boulders. The vines are 40 to 80 years old. Yields are usually less than 30 hl/ha due to strict pruning and strict selling distance. Janasse's big break came in 2007, when their Châteauneuf du Pape "Veilles Vignes" scored 100 points for Parker. All their wines score excellent year after year. The quality of this domain is so good that even their "regular" Cotes-du-Rhone already has a worldwide reputation! This is really a TOP domain!
Due to the difficult soil, the grapes are harvested exclusively by hand. The Roussanne ferments and matures for seven months "sur lie" in oak barrels (80 percent new wood). The Grenache and Clairette ferment and mature in controlled battonage casks.
This white Chateauneuf du Pape has aromas of marmalade, honey and apricots in the scent. In the mouth elegance, richness and fruitiness. The wine has a ripe texture with notes of lemon zest. In the aftertaste a little salt and a pleasant bitterness and what lingers is a wonderful lasting feeling of freshness that remains.
|Colour||Deep straw yellow|
||This white Chateauneuf du Pape has aromas of marmalade, honey and apricots in the scent.|
|Flavour||In the mouth elegance, richness and fruitiness. The wine has a ripe texture with notes of lemon zest.|
|Serve with||Full-bodied fish dishes, couscous and spicy dishes. Also very good with Provençal chicken.|
|Country, Region||France, Rhone
|Grapes||Grenache, Clairette, Roussanne
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