CHATEAU DE JANICON - GRAVES
Le Chateau de Janicon is located on some of the best parts of the Graves appellation. The wine is ripe and structured, with fine tannins, the sign of a successful vintage. 2015 was indeed a great vintage in Bordeaux, with quality high across the board.
Bright black cherry colour. Soft berry fruit nose with a velvety and a refreshing red fruit palate. Leather finish with peppery, grippy tannins and moderate oak. An ultra-savoury Graves and great choice of Bordeaux wine!
ORIGIN Bordeaux, France
MAKER Chateau de Janicon
GRAPES 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
The birthplace of “claret” and home of the famous Haut-Brion, the Graves appellation in Bordeaux for centuries has produced red and white wines with an aristocratic mien and effortless elegance in perfume and flavor.
The region’s name points to its terroir strength: “graves” describes a gravely terrain, these poor, well-draining soils a veritable nirvana for Cabernet Sauvignon — a fact used to great effect by our partners in Castres, Château de Janicon.
Surrounding the estate’s sixteenth-century home and cellars stretches around 100 acres of mixed vineyard land and wild forest, with oak and chestnut trees some hundreds of years old. The Rochet family tends 40 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines in equal proportion, the backbone of Graves red blends, in addition to Petit Verdot and Malbec.
Today Janicon is led by its third generation, winemaker Lou Rochet (who not only has a degree in wine estate management but also in molecular chemistry) alongside her mother, Marie Vincent-Rochet.