Domaine de la Janasse
Isabelle and Christophe Sabon
Chemin du Moulin 27, 24350 Courthezon
Tel. +33 490 708 629
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 9.00-12.00 and 14.00-19.00 Vinadea
In 1967 Isabelle and Christophe Sabons' parents Hèléne and Aimé Sabon
took over vineyards from their two families. In 1973 they built cellars
and created Domaine de la
Janasse - named after lieu-dit La Janasse.
Over the years they expanded their holdings from 15 ha. to 55 ha divided in 15
ha of Chateauneuf du
Pape, 6 ha of Cotes du Rhone Village, 17 ha of Cotes du Rhone, 12 ha of
IGP Orange and 5 ha Vin du France.
In 1991 the son Christophe returned to the domain having finished
his education BTS in both oenologi and marketing. His father then gave him responsibility for the winemaking. In 2001 the daughter Isabelle joined the
family after finishing her oenological education.
In 2014 Isabelle Sabon together with her father bought a domain in Courthezon Clos St Antonin.
The wines from here are made at Domaine de la Janasse and marketed together with
the wines from here
In the vineyards are used as limited chemical komponents as
The grapes are only destemmed if the stalks are not quite mature.
Normally 50-80% are destemmed. Grenache are mainly matured in cement tank. Syrah and Mourvedre in
Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition
65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre
and 5% Cinsault.
80% matured in tank and 20% in barriques (1/3 new) for 12 months.
Chateauneuf du Pape Chaupouin
100% Grenache from 7 ha at Chapouin, La
Janasse and La Crau.
Oldest vines planted in 1912. 2/3
aged in foudres, the rest in demi-muids. 12-16.000 bt.
Chateauneuf du Pape Veilles Vignes
64% Grenache, 20%
Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and 6% other varieties.
The vines for
this cuvée comes from 6 ha. 40% planted in 1920, 40% in 1965, 10%
in 1976 and 10% in 1993.
"This cuvée comes from four plots located on different soils that perfectly match
when assembled. Firstly a southern pebbly soil that brings body and power.
Secondly a Chaupin-like soil for freshness and acidity. A third red clay pebbly soil in the north of the
appellation that brings structure and body.
And finallya sandy-limestone soil for smoothness."
75% aged in tank and the rest in demi-muids. 15.000 bt.
Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Tradition
60% Grenache Blanc, 20% Clairette
and 20% Roussanne.
Roussanne fermented and aged in barriques (80% new) for 7 months 4.000
Chateauneuf du Pape
70% Roussanne, 15% Grenache Blanc (60-years+) 15% Clairette (60-years+)
0,4 ha at La Janasse.
aged in 1-3-years old barriques for 14 months 900-1.200 bt.
Cotes du Rhone Villages
25% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 25% Mourvedre
Grenache aged in foudres, the rest in barriques (1/3 new) for 12
Cotes du Rhone Village
from 2,5 ha.
Cotes du Rhone
40% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 20% Carignan (60
years+) and 15%
fron a single plot of 23 ha 60-80.000 bt.
Cotes du Rhone Rosé
50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 10% Syrah
and 10% Counoise.
Saignée 8.000 bt.
Cotes du Rhone Blanc
50% Grenache Blanc, 15% Clairette, 15% Bourboulenc, 10% Viognier, 10% Roussanne.
IGP Orange Terre de Bussière
55% Merlot, 25% Syrah, 10% Cabernet
and 10% Grenache.
Aged in barriques (20% new) for 12 months. 80.000 bt.
IGP Orange Rosé
70% Grenache and
30% Syrah. Saignée and direct press. 20.000 bt.
IGP Orange Blanc Viandnier
40% aged in barriques (25% new). 15.000