In 1973, Aimé built his own 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.
Aimé’s eldest son came back to La Janasse where he was given the keys to the cellar. From then different cuvees were developed, new markets conquered. In 2001, Isabelle Aimé’s daughter graduated as an oenologist from the University of Toulouse, and joined the team. With Hélène, Aimé’s wife, the family was reunited again in La Janasse.
• Respect for the land and environment
• Careful and rational work in the vineyard
• Suitable vinification and wine-ageing in order to get the best expression of the
• Focused marketing towards quality distribution networks
Due to its fragmented structure -more than sixty plots- the area of La Janasse covers a mosaic of terroirs. The grapes are harvested exclusively by hand. Each parcel is vinified and aged in a tank, then assembled according tastings. Breeding with wood is reflected, depending on the variety and the vintage.