Boutinot “La Côte Sauvage” Cairanne Côtes du Rhône Villages, 2016
Our flagship wine from Cairanne 'La Côte Sauvage' is characterized by finesse and a finely-grained texture, due in part to the famous 'argil-calcaire' of our hilltop vineyards such as La Pauline and Les Six Terrasses, slow winemaking methods and gentle maturation in old French oak of different barrel sizes.
70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 8% Mourvédre, 5% Carignan, 2% Cinsault
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The Southern Rhône village of Cairanne lies in the heart of the Southern Rhône valley, north east 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. To make this Cairanne we used traditional vinification techniques – indigenous yeast and a long cuvaison period, followed by maturation for 22 months in mostly old French oak barrels to develop great concentration, complexity and finesse in the wine.
A serious, restrained and complex wine. It is rich, intense and drenched in dark red fruits. With morello cherry and a touch of sweet spice on the nose, ripe berry, liquorice, chocolate, summer pudding and a hint of cinnamon spice on the palate, this wine is full flavored and smooth with supple tannins. A rich, savory and meaty mouthful!
The perfect match for red meat dishes and rich stews.
Jeb Dunnuck – 90+ pts. & Wine Spectator – 92 pts. (2015)
Contains sulfites and no other allergens
Côtes du Rhône Villages
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|Case / Bottle Size||
6 x 750ml
98 cases per pallet / 5 layers