Domaine Alary `Cairanne` Cotes du Rhone 2011 (12 x 750mL), France.

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Overview

Appellation: Cotes Du Rhone A.C.

The most important wine, in terms of volume, in the Southern Rhône is the great appellation of Côtes du Rhône. Due to the range of different soil types, grape varieties, aspect and – possibly most importantly – ambitions, there is a very broad range of styles produced.

Region:
FRA - Rhône
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

A deep blackcurrant-red colour, with bright cherry highlights.

Aroma

A profusion of black fruit flavours and soft spices on the nose.

Palate

A rich full-bodied palate, sustained by freshness and a certain mineral touch. A silky, velvety tannic finish to enhance the balance.

Cellaring

A wine for early drinking but can be cellared for 2 to 3 years.

Vintage
2011
Region
FRA - Rhône
Grape Style
Grenache Blends
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

Recently promoted from AC Village to a fully-fledged Cru (to rank alongside Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Tavel, Lirac and Châteauneuf-du-Pape), exciting changes are happening in the hamlet of Cairanne.

This is in no small measure due to the patience and knowledge of the Chair of the Appellation for the past 20 years, Denis Alary – a quiet thoughtful man and one of the nicest people you are ever likely to meet.

The first Alarys arrived to cultivate the vines here in 1692; ten generations on, Denis, supported by his family, produces exceptional wines.

Denis works the ancient soils, slowly and by hand. The soil is turned with organic input only, leaf removal and low yields.They hand harvest, apply due diligence on their sorting table and very softly press. Then the varietals are vinified separately – Grenache, Syrah and Carignan (average vine age 35 years) are the ingredients. These wines represent the very heart and soul of the Southern Rhône.

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