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A bit of the Vaucluse’s powerful mistral seems caught up in this bottle, with a potent rush of dry Provençal garrigue on the nose. Contrary to many big, broad-shouldered Rhône wines, however, Catherine’s cru Cairanne has softened with age. Subtle tannins on the palate are like a charming whisper to balance the initial shout.

Emily Spillmann

$32.00
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 51% Grenache, 17.5% Syrah, 17.5% Mourvèdre, 7% Carignan, 7% Counoise
Appellation: Cairanne
Country: France
Region: Southern Rhône
Producer: Catherine Le Goeuil
Winemaker: Catherine Le Goeuil
Vineyard: About 50 years old, 6 ha
Soil: Sandy Molasse, Limestone, Clay
Aging: Vinification lasts for 2-3 weeks in temperature-controlled cement tanks
Farming: Organic (certified)
Alcohol: 14.5%

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About Southern Rhône

map of Southern Rhône

The southern Rhône valley is Grenache country. It’s also known for its stones. With a viticulture history dating back well before the Popes arrived in the 12th century and one of France’s oldest appellations d'origine contrôlée, Châteauneuf-du-Pâpe, the southern Rhône is unquestionably one of France’s best known and premier winegrowing regions. The wines have the pedigree and age-worthiness of Burgundy and Bordeaux, but with a rustic, Mediterranean character. Like most wines from southern France, the reds, whites, and rosés are blends. Filling out the Grenache for the reds and rosés, you’ll often find Syrah, Carignan, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault. The common white grape varieties are Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Viognier, Roussane, and Marsanne among others. From the alluvial riverbed stones found in Lirac, Tavel, and Châteauneuf to the limestone cliffs of the Dentelles de Montmirail that influence Beaumes-de-Venise (where you’ll find excellent Muscat), Vacqueyras, and Gigondas, great terroir abounds.

Kermit’s entrance in the region came in the mid 1970s on his first trip with Richard Olney, an American ex-pat and friend of Alice Waters. On that trip, Richard introduced Kermit to the Brunier family of Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe. Soon after, Kermit began importing the Brunier’s wines—their Châteauneuf-du-Pape “La Crau” bottling remains a staple of our portfolio today. In the late 1990s Kermit teamed up with the Brunier family to purchase the famed Gigondas estate, Domaine Les Pallières. More than 40 years later, we now import wines from fifteen southern Rhône domaines spanning the entire area of the region.

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