Grapes: 100% Grenache from old vines that were planted over 100 years ago
Tasting Notes: Blackberry, Raspberry, Spice, Licorice
Domaine de la Janasse is run by the brother/sister pair, Christophe and Isabelle Sabon. Janasse has quickly become one of the Superstar estates of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The estate combines the best of both traditional and modern techniques to craft a collection of truly riveting wines from “simple” value-priced VDP’s to benchmark Chateauneufs.
Superb and a knockout wine in the vintage, the 2011 Cuvée Chaupin boasts a rich, full-bodied profile that's supple, seamless and elegant, with fine tannin and acidity and plenty of underlying structure.
The palate presents flavors of red and black fruits, licorice, Asian spice, penetrating blueberry, allspice and lavender, with tinges of stony minerality. Lamb is a natural pairing with this lovely CdP.