This bottle of 'Les Six' Cairanne from the vineyards around the Village is an expressive and complex red wine. With generous aromas and a full-flavoured palate, the ripe fruit is balanced by layers of pepper and black fruit, supported by supple tannins and a pleasing texture. Enjoy this expressive and vibrant vintage.
'Les Six' is especially well-suited to pair with chicken and lamb dishes, such as a rack of lamb roasted with herbs from the southern Rhône, like thyme, rosemary, oregano, marjoram, and sage. Further, vegetables roasted with these herbs work well as do heartier vegetarian options like a mushroom and lentil cottage pie.
|Grape||Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Counoise, Carignan Noir Red Blend|
|Style||Dry, Red, Full Bodied, Tannic, Red, Rich, Complex, Spice, Black Fruit|
Vineyard and Winery
The slopes above the village of Cairanne are bedecked with treasure troves of well-established vineyards, steeped in the classic terroir of ‘agrilo-calcaire’ (chalky clay) and bristling with parcels of low-yielding old vines, some of very rare and ancient grape varieties. The six varieties, some familiar (Grenache Noir, Syrah, Mourvèdre) and others less so (Cinsault, Counoise and Carignan Noir) are hand-picked and hand-sorted to ensure perfect ripeness. Some varieties are co-fermented for greater complexity and all are fermented in large 6,000 litre oak vats by the natural yeasts present on the grape skins. Vinification is traditional, aided by manual pigeage and gentle remontage. Les Six was later assembled and matured in the same tronconique for 10 months and bottled at Domaine Boutinot’s cellars in Cairanne. This is a new style of Cairanne which, thanks to the ancient varieties included in the assemblage, is also a Cairanne whose heart holds dear the traditions of yesteryear.
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