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 


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 possible, reasonable culture.
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 barriques.


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. 
18-20.000 bt.

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 bt.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Prestige
70% Roussanne, 15% Grenache Blanc (60-years+) 15% Clairette (60-years+) 
0,4 ha at La Janasse.

Fermented and aged in 1-3-years old barriques for 14 months 900-1.200 bt.

Cotes du Rhone Villages Terre d’Argile
25% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 25% Mourvedre and 25% Carignan.
Grenache aged in foudres, the rest in barriques (1/3 new) for 12 months.
40.000 bt.

Cotes du Rhone Village Les Garrigues
100-years-old Grenache from 2,5 ha. 3-5.000 bt.

Cotes du Rhone
40% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 20% Carignan (60 years+) and 15% Syrah.
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. 18.000 bt.

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 bt.

Christophe and Isabelle Sabon July 2005

Papa Aimé Sabon happened to pas the tasting room during a visit in 2014

The team from Janasse at Les Printemps 2014. 
The girl in center is Christopher Sabon's daughter.

Isabelle and Christophe Sabon. Photo (2013) is from the lady in the middle Carol Forest, Wine blogger from Hong Kong

Photo: Carol Forest

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