2008 Janasse Cotes du Rhone Villages Terre d'Argile

Category: France SKU: 10132 Size: 750 ml
Brand: Domaine de la Janasse
Region: Southern Rhone - Cotes du Rhone
Varietal: Syrah / Grenache / Mourvedre Style: Red Wine
Ship/Pickup Class: A, L
Ratings: RP 88-90
Price: $21.97
Reg: $24.99
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Winemaker's Notes: 

An assembly of three grape varieties (Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah), comes from the wonderful red clay pebbly grounded soil located to the north of Courthezon. Syrah and Mourvedre benefit from a very important green harvest (30 to 40% is removed).

The result is a ruby red wine with flavors of red fruits, spices, bitter chocolate, where mouth sensation is complex and nervous , with fat and well-worked tannins, and where we can feel the power of Syrah and Mourvè=edre, though smoothened through barrel elevage.

Grape variety : 1/3 Syrah 1/3 Grenache 1/3 Mourvedre - Maceration : 18 to 21 days - manual must pressing once a day - Elevage 60% in barrels (1/3 new) (syrah mourvèdres), 40% in vat (grenache).

Reviews

Robert Parker 88-90 Points

The star of this vintage is the 2008 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Terre d’Argile, which includes the declassified Cotes du Rhone Les Garrigues fruit. From a sector just across the street from where the appellation of Chateauneuf du Pape starts, it has more Mourvedre than normal in the blend. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by a big, sweet bouquet of blueberries, blackberries, new saddle leather, roasted meat, and spring flowers. It should drink well for 3-4 years.