2013 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Cuvée Chaupin, Domaine de la Janasse

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On the stony plateau of Le Crau, these old Grenache vines were planted in 1912 and are farmed organically. The grapes are late to ripen, the vines being relatively high and exposed to the elements. Patience is rewarded by an outstanding expression of Grenache: silky, rich and exceptionally elegant, its tannins already beautifully integrated, its finish both enduring and endearing. Simon Field MW - Rhône Buyer Christophe Sabon took us on the most fascinating vineyard tour in October 2014, underlining once again why he is held in such esteem in the appellation, and why Janasse make such widely