In 1967, Aimé Sabon came back from military service and took over his father’s vines. His father used to take his grapes to the wine cooperative but in 1973, Aimé built his own wine cellar. Domaine de la Janasse was born and named after the family farm that was in Courthézon, in the locality of “La Janasse”. Aimé was ambitious. He knew he had fabulous soil and he wanted to expand the estate by acquiring new plots. From 15 hectares at the very beginning, La Janasse has now reached more than 90 hectares. It is now in the hands of the next generation with Aimé's son, Christophe and daughter, Isabelle taking care of the winery.
Marked by several periods of strong heat and a few timely thundery storms, the 2015 vintage is generous in colour, generous in structure, in ripeness. Generous also in quantity, a rare occurrence for an appellation known for its low yields. Favourable weather conditions all year long meant that the 2015 crop reached ripeness in excellent conditions, and the thundery storms mid-September did not affect the quality of what already appeared to be an excellent vintage.
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Domaine de la Janasse Terre de Bussière 2015 - fiche technique