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Anyone know what to expect from Cairanne

Posted by fibo86, Dec 26, 2009.

Was at a tasting for the French trade commission just recently and was lucky enough to be given a couple of bottles one was Chateau de la font du loup, Chateauneuf-du-pape 2007 & a Crista collection, Cairanne 2007. As I was running late and on my way out the door when these bottles were (for lack of a better term) thrust upon me.
Usually I would have asked a million and one questions I just didn't get the chance and was wondering does anyone have an idea what I should expect from Cairanne?


Reply by GregT, Dec 27, 2009.

It's Côtes du Rhône so expect what you would expect from those. By law they have to be half grenache and something like 20 or 25% syrah or mourvedre, so it's got the standard CdR grapes, with small amounts of things like Carignan, and Cinsault.

The village is generally respected as one of the best in the region.

The 2007 vintage is considered very good by most people, and by the world's most influential critic, the best vintage of any viticultural region in his entire career. And your particular wine has been rated really highly in prior vintages, so you should have an excellent bottle of wine.

Remember that there's an "i" in the name though, if you want to look it up.


Reply by fibo86, Dec 27, 2009.

Thanks Greg. Appreciate it. Today is teaming with rain and on the cooler side so I'll crack it and leave some notes here later tonight.

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