Cairanne

Known for its rich, complex and expressive nose, the most recently named Cru of the Côtes du Rhône (Cairanne became a “Cru” in February 2016), is the most recent entry in our portfolio. Back in 2013, we took over the former Cairanne based Estate “Aéria” and elaborated a first of the kind. 12 hectares, located 22 km away from Courthézon, 15 – 50 year old vines, clay-limestone grounds on areas known as “Estévenas”, “les Douyes” and “les Guarrigues”, make a perfect age-worthy type wine alongside our Châteauneuf du Pape.
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Terroir

- South oriented hillsides in the so-called Estévenas, Les Douyes et Les Garrigues
- Clay and limestone soils.
- 10 ha of vines aged of 15 to 50 years.

Grapes

- 25% Grenache
- 25% Syrah
- 25% Mourvèdre
- 25% Carignan

Service

- Serve at 18°c.
- Aging - between 1 to 9 years

Tasting notes

Ruby colored wine with violet hues. Nose of wild strawberries and currants mixed with rose petals and peony. Crisp palate, with notes of crushed raspberries and blackcurrant buds. Pleasant roundness and well build in tannins. Complex wine with a long finish.

Vinification

20-30 days vatting in stainless steel tanks. Single grape vinification. Daily pumping over, punching down, temperature control (max. 28°c). Carignan is aged for 12 months in oak casks 600 l. Other grapes age 12 months in tanks, are assembled and then bottled.

Pairing

- Duck magret with blackcurrant sauce
-‹ Steak with shallots sauce
-‹ Lamb chops
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