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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

89             Jeb Dunnuck

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Cairanne
Vintage
2018

Grape Varieties: 

Grenache, Roussanne, Marsanne, Bourboulenc

Terroir: 

- 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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