Three complementary grapes
Grenache is really the most interesting Châteauneuf-du-Pape grape because it combines finesse and power. It also brings subtle nuances to the wines. Mourvedre is considered as an improver variety as it balances the richness of grenache. With its floral and fruity notes, syrah planted on our terroir wonderfully expresses itself in wines to be drunk young, such as Côtes du Rhône and IGP wines.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape is often presented as the appellation of the thirteen grapes. In La Janasse, we grow all of them, to give complexity and depth to our different wines.
After a decade of rather solar vintages, we created from 2010 The Janasse Collection. We planted on the soil of La Crau (the finest of the appellation) “secondary” grapes to perpetuate the tradition of the 13 grapes and also to bring more diversity to our wines with moderate alcoholic grape potential. For reds: counoise, vaccarese, muscardin and terret noir; for whites: clairette rose, grenache gris, picardan, bourboulenc and picpoul gris will bring greater finesse and tension in our wines.