AOP Cairanne 2017
The 17th vintage of the Rhône, is revealed here on notes of slightly smoked red fruits which are not without evoking the surrounding scrubland. A pleasure wine to share with friends or family.
90/100 – Jeb Dunnuck
88/100 – Wine Enthusiast
Millésime 2016 – Médaille d’Or – 89/100 Gilbert Gaillard
Guide Hachette des Vins 2020 – 1 étoile
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Soil: Clayey soils and rolled pebbles.Surface area: 6ha.
Grape varieties: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre.
Harvest: late September
Vinification : The grapes are mixed at the time of harvest. Fermentation lasts approximately 15 days for a destemmed harvest, with the wine being pumped over the cap 2 to 3 times per day and at a temperature of 26 °C maximum. Malolactic fermentation then takes place in a concrete tank.
Conservation: 5 years
Tasting: The color presents a beautiful ruby robe with still a zest of dark purple on the meniscus, sign that the wine is approaching slowly of his maturity. The first nose reminds tertiary aromas of leather and meat delicately smoked; then comes scents of undergrowth. In the mouth that is immediately an impression of freshness which takes the palate. That is round, ample, and generous! The tannins are soft and well ripen, no aggressivity there. The acidity is in perfect harmony with the structure of the wine and generates a mid-palate which increase the depth and the persistence of this Cairanne. More spicy notes appear then, bringing a certain complexity to this wine which will fit perfectly on duck slivers, filet mignon or on lamb.
Do not serve too fresh, preferably around 18° C than 16 or 17.
Clayey soils and rolled pebbles.
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan.
The grapes are mixed at the time of harvest. Fermentation lasts approximately 15 days for a destemmed harvest, with the wine being pumped over the cap 2 to 3 times per day and at a temperature of 26 °C maximum. Malolactic fermentation then takes place in a concrete tank.
Red 2O17 Cuvée Mailys
The wine has an intense purple colour with garnet highlights. The initial nose is slightly restricted or even closed; it needs air, just a little time, which is not surprising for this 2017 vintage that is full of life but still constrained by the vat, as well as the bottle. The palate is lively and acidulated although still in perfect balance with the wine’s structure. Once the wine has totally “invaded” the palate, this acidulated aspect yields to a fresh and fruity impression… 2017, one mustn’t forget. Extreme length, a wonderful presence, a certain minerality, the stones of Plan de Dieu are detectable, the limestone, the terroir, the wild cry of the garrigue… how can such an austere, windswept soil offer so much subtlety…. Once again, this appellation surprises us and improves in quality year after year. The perfect balance between acidity, structure, tannins and full-bodiedness, one may wonder where the alcohol went; it remains discrete, hidden by this extraordinary freshness. There is a touch of grain, lamb’s lettuce, and consistency within a selection of red fruit in which blackcurrant dominates, followed by elderberry and blueberry.
Perfectly suited with grilled red meats, lamb chops or fresh goat cheese. To be served slightly chilled, 15/16 °C would be perfect.
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