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|This Cairanne is the latest addition to the domain and Alain Jaume has managed to create a delicious red wine. Powerful aromas of black fruit and light spices, this Côtes du Rhône Village is really easy to drink. A wise choice to try this appellation which is becoming more and more popular among wine lovers.|
|Wine Characteristics||Tasting and cellaring|
|Producer||Alain Jaume & Fils||Eye||Intense garnet red|
|Vintage||2012||Nose||Black fruits, olives and spices|
|Appellation||Côtes du Rhône Village Cairanne||Mouth||Very elegant structure with well incorporated tannins|
|Area||Rhône Valley||Mineral and slightly spiced finish|
|Grapes||Grenache Noir (65%)||Drink before||2018|
|Syrah (30%) Mourvèdre (5%)||Open||1 hour before|
|This Cairanne Côtes du Rhône Village would go perfectly with roasted meat and grilled vegetables.|
|A word about the domain|
|Since 1979, Odile and Alain Jaume have been perpetuating the family tradition of winemaking by creating the Domain Grand Veneur. From 9 hectares in Châteauneuf-du-Pape at the beginning, it has now about 80 hectares across all the Southern Rhône, including several Village appellations like Cairanne, Lirac or Gigondas.
Their sons Christophe and Sebastien have since joined them to make the Domain Grand Veneur one of the most successful family domains in the region and with a total respect of the vines and nature when it comes to winemaking.
|What experts say|
|About the domain:
Robert Parker: 5* (Remarquable)
Bettane & Desseauve: 2* (Good production)
About the wine:
Robert Parker: 88-90 (Wine Advocate #209 Oct 2013)
"A new wine for this estate and a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah aged mostly in concrete tank, the Alain Jaume 2012 Cairanne offers a generous, textured and fruit-loaded personality to go with notions of leafy herbs, lavender and sweet blackberry fruit. This easy-drinking wine should be consumed over the coming handful of years. Drink 2014-2018."
|And finally for the wine geeks…|
|Soil||Clay and limestone, sandy soils|
|Maturing||Stainless steel vats|
|Ageing||10 to 12 months|
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