2018 Boutinot ‘La Côte Sauvage’ Cairanne AOC

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2018 Boutinot ‘La Côte Sauvage’ Cairanne AOC

A rich, savoury satisfying mouthful!

Since the elevation of Cairanne to a southern Rhône cru, 'La Côte Sauvage' continues to be characterised by its finesse and finely-grained texture, due in part to the famous ‘argilo-calcaire’ of our hilltop vineyards such as La Pauline and Les Six Terrasses, slow winemaking methods and gentle maturation in different sized barrels of old French oak.

Tasting Notes

A serious, restrained and complex example of cru Cairanne. This is rich, intense and drenched in dark red fruits. With morello cherry and a touch of cinnamon spice on the nose, soft dark plummy fruit, liquorice, chocolate, a hint of black tea on the palate, this wine is full-flavoured and smooth with supple tannins.

Method of Production

The cru of Cairanne lies in the heart of the Southern Rhône valley, northeast of Orange. For this La Côte Sauvage, fully ripe Grenache and Syrah grapes are hand-picked from old bush vines on selected hillside slopes within Cairanne. The vineyards have the classic argilo-calcaire soil of limestone pebbles over clay and the vines are harvested by hand. Vinified traditionally with only the natural yeasts present on the grapes, followed by a long cuvaison period with gentle remontage and manual pigeage. A blend of four varieties (Grenache, Syrah, Carignan and Mourvèdre) matured for 22 months in French old oak barrels and demi-muids to develop great concentration, complexity and finesse in the wine.

Specifications

Year 2017
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 60% Grenache Noir, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre
Country France
Alcohol content
14.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.9 units
Type Red Blend
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Features Vegan & Vegetarian 
Food Matches The perfect match for red meat dishes and rich stews.
Origin Rhône
Appellation Cairanne AOC