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Gabriel Meffre

Cairanne

Appellation d'origine protégée

Grenache, Roussanne, Marsanne and Bourboulenc are harvested early in the morning to preserve their delicate aromas.

couleur
2018
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The 2018 vintage was atypical in many ways. This vintage required a constant presence, from the vineyards to the cellar. After a mild Winter, a wet and rainy Spring gave way to a beautiful Summer, favoring a steady ripening of the grapes. September ushered in an Indian Summer that proved to be more than ideal for the harvest, with cool nights and warm & sunny days. The harvest lasted for a total of 8 weeks, under ideal climatic conditions. The result is an elegant vintage with a particularly aromatic profile and a superbe balance.
 

Rewards

BRONZE      IWC

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Cairanne
Vintage
2018

Grape Varieties: 

Grenache and Roussanne grapes come from the "Garrigues", this windy and sunny plateau with limestone soils situated at the South of the village near the "Plan de Dieu" area. Marsanne and Bourboulenc grapes are grown on clay soils from the "Coteaux", or hillside area around the village.

Winemaking: 

The harvest takes place early in the morning while the grapes are still cool, to preserve the fresh primary aromas.  Each grape variety is vinified separately. A cold-soak lasts 6hrs followed by the pressing and a 24hr settling to separate the clear juice from the rough lees. Fermentation then takes place which is kept at temperatures between 14°C and 17°C for 3 to 4 weeks. Maturing in vats for approx. 6 months before bottling.
 
Vegan Friendly.

 

Tasting notes: 

Pale and elegant yellow colour with green hints. The nose is rich and opulent and the mouth is particularly round, marked by delicate spicy and white flower notes.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Enjoy as an apéritif or with fresh and slightly lively dishes as chicken with lemon and parsley. Serve cool between 10° and 12°C.

From the hilltop, the village overlooks the "Aigues" river. It was one of the fiefdoms of Saint-John of Jerusalem.

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