The Domaine de la Janasse has 50 different parcels of vines scattered between Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes du Rhône and Vin de Pays. This blended wine introduces Merlot into the local Syrah and Grenache, giving an exotic mix of southern French perfumes and herbs, with a lift of freshness and lightness from the Merlot.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.