80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah
This is a new project of Isabelle Sabon and her father, Aimé, of Domaine de la Janasse, who purchased this 15 hectare domain in 2014. The estate, itself, is located in Jonquières just north of Courthézon. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape will be made from fruit drawn from two hectares of vines in the prime La Crau and Font du Loup vineyards, which were part of Domaine de la Janasse. This 2015 was actually made entirely from La Crau fruit. Those holdings are being folded into Clos St.-Antonin in anticipation of the usual French succession issues that will ensue when Isabelle and her brother, Christophe, take over Domaine de la Janasse from their father.
What The Critics Say
Parker's Wine Advocate, Jeb Dunnuck
"The 2015 Côtes du Rhône is 80% Grenache and 10% Each of Mourvèdre and Syrah, completely destemmed and aged all in concrete. Recently bottled, it has classic notes of kirsch, blackberries, Herbes de Provence and peppery spice. Medium-bodied, supple and beautifully textured, it’s another high quality wine released under this new label. -- A new estate just recently purchased by the Sabon family of Domaine de la Janasse, Clos St Antonin is located just on the edge of Plan de Dieu and they release one white cuvée and three reds."
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