Just arrived: New vintage 2018
Tasting notes :
This Cotes du Rhone without added sulphur is a success of the cellar of Cave de Cairanne!!
The nose offers aromas of blackcurrants and blackberries and gives way to a frank attack of red fruits.
Powerful with a nice freshness that makes it vibrant, this Rhone wine will be perfect to accompany red meat dishes!
Late harvest and exceptional quality of the grapes permit to produce this wine without added sulphites.
Food matches: Tapas, grilled beef, chili con carne.
Yvonne Lorkins’ review for this wine in the Canvas Magazine of the NZ Herald:
“If I had a dollar for every time someone asks me to recommend a great tasting, “sulphite-free” wine, I’d probably be able to click “buy now” on a 2003 Nissan Cedric. But today I’m recommending the dam delicious Cave de Cairanne Côtes du Rhône Sans Souffre Ajoute 2018 ($22.90). It’s a fresh, frisky and fruit-saturated blend of Grenache an Carignan grapes from the South of France that has no added sulphur, due to being harvested late and fruit being clean, ripe and rocking. Smoulderingly dark in the glass and bursting with blackcurrant leaf, bay, black guava and a tonne of spice, it’s quite a thing and sensational with chocolate.”
* no added sulphites.