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The Wines

mainly Grenache (1940s & older), destemmed, 3-4 day pre-fermentation cooling at 15-18°C, 20-30 day vinification at 25°-28°C of varieties together, pumping overs, part vat emptying/refilling at start, vat raised 12 months, unfined, filtered

2018 ()

quite a full red robe, with lustre. The bouquet is discreet, shapely, centres on raspberry fruit with an inviting tone of sweetness. There’s a hint of reduction, so air will aid its clarity. The palate is soft, graceful, bears very tasty red berry fruit with a squeezy texture that pleases, notes of fine grain tannin on the close, and pockets of florality woven inside. The front palate works extremely well, is savoury and wholesome, and sets a very good tone for the wine. It can offer more openly with time, is well measured, en finesse Cairanne, a Thinkers Wine, rewards study. 14.5°. €15 at cellars. 2030-32 Sept 2020