Domaine de la Janasse has very quickly become one of the finest estates of the southern Rhone. Now under the control of Christophe Sabon and his sister Isabelle, Janasse’s Chateauneuf du Pape is a wonderful modern interpretation of the vineyard’s raw material and viticultural methods are natural and organic. This Terre de Bussière Vin de Pays reflects the terrain with deep colour, supple tannins, extraordinary richness and plummy spicy flavours bursting with the warm flavours of the south. A blend of Merlot, Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet, this powerful wine, made from grapes planted just outside the appellation, has all the attributes of a ‘baby Chateauneuf’, though at a fraction of the price. Perfect with Mediterranean and Provençal dishes, it is splendid on the palate and superb value for money.
This wine offers superb value for money. What a splendour to taste!
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- England and Wales £12.00
- England and Wales Free Delivery (Over £200 purchased)
- Northern Ireland £30 (All BT postcodes)
- Scotland £15.00 (EH, FK, G, KA, KY, ML, DG and TD postcodes)
- Scottish Highlands and Islands £ 30.00 (All AB; DD; HS; IV; KW; KA27-28; PA; PH; TR21-25; ZE postcodes)
A potential rival for the crown of ‘world‘s greatest black grape‘, Syrah has emerged relatively recently as one of the most-planted grape varieties worldwide. The two ‘classic‘ regions in which it thrives are the Northern Rhône valley, where it makes fabulous, dense, spicy wines which age majestically for decades, and Australia, to which it was introduced in 1832 by the settler James Busby and goes by the name Shiraz. The two different names usually denote two very different styles. Shiraz has come to be used for richer, blacker wines with more ripe fruit flavour on the mid-palate, while Syrah tends to be used for structure-driven wines with more restrained flavours of black pepper and spice with characteristic black fruit. The grape is thick-skinned and prefers warmer climates, although its flavours tend to degenerate jammily if subjected to too much heat. Excellent examples in the Syrah style can be found in the Languedoc-Roussillon, the Hawkes Bay area of New Zealand and now some cooler parts of Australia; in its Shiraz guise Australia is still the heartland, but is also cultivated in South Africa and California.