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3 Bottle Taster Pack – Cotes du Rhone Villages Cairanne

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This 3 Bottle Taster Pack is a great intro to the world of Cotes du Rhone Villages Cairanne AOC.

All 3 bottles come from Domaine Alary who’s winery and vineyards are situated in the village of Cairanne in France’s Southern Rhone region about 20km NE of Orange.  Cairanne has now been promoted to Cru status putting it at the top of Cotes du Rhone Villages with the likes of Chateauneuf du Pape but at a fraction of the price.

We’ve hand selected each of the wines to allow you to taste the difference. Not all Cotes du Rhone are created equal.

This Premium Red 3 Bottle Taster Pack includes:

  • 1 bottle Domaine Alary Cotes du Rhone “La Gerbaude” Rouge 2017
  • 1 bottle Domaine Alary Cotes du Rhone Villages “Cairanne” Vieilles Vignes 2014
  • 1 bottle Domaine Alary Cairanne “L’Estevenas” 2015

Buy this Cotes du Rhone pack and taste the difference.

Domaine Alary Côtes du Rhône "La Gerbaude" 2017

(89-90) Tasted from Barrel by Joe Czerwinski, www.robertparker.com, "The 2017 Cotes du Rhone la Gerbaude looks to be another successful vintage. It's floral, herbal and spicy up front, with black cherry and licorice notes on the medium to full-bodied palate. The tannins are ripe and creamy, the finish long."

"One of the top names in Cairanne, Domaine Alary is a must stop for fans of traditional Southern Rhône wines. There's little oak or artifice here, just impeccable farming and attention to detail in the winery. Starting with the 2016 vintage, the young Jean-Etienne Alary (Denis's son) has hit the ground running as winemaker, after having done harvests overseas at Henschke (in Barossa) and Seresin (in Marlborough). "The trouble in 2017 was low yields and lots of tannins," he said. "We had to keep the ferments cool and not do a lot of extraction." The resulting wines in tank look potentially just as good as the 2016s, which Denis compares to historic vintages like 2007, 2001 and 1990. For the most part, these are wines that are flattering to taste young, yet they drink well for up to decade. Even the 2008 le Font d'Estévenas, from a difficult vintage, is still delicious today, even as it begins to dry out."

Domaine Alary Côtes du Rhône "L'Estevenas" Cairanne" Rouge 2015

The 2015 L'Estevenas is a blend of 55% Syrah & 45% old-vine Grenache. This too is beautifully lifted and perfectly ripe and balanced with spices and tannic grip.

"Tank sample. High toned and sleek. A little drying on the end. Syrah definitely dominate" (RH) - Jancis Robinson - 16+ points out of 20.

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The village of Cairanne has now been elevated to Cru status in the Cotes du Rhone AOC which ranks it with the likes of Chateauneuf du Pape, the very top of the tree.

Alary “La Gerbaude”: A blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah & 20% Carignan, (89-90) Tasted from Barrel by Joe Czerwinski, www.robertparker.com, “The 2017 Cotes du Rhone la Gerbaude looks to be another successful vintage. It’s floral, herbal and spicy up front, with black cherry and licorice notes on the medium to full-bodied palate. The tannins are ripe and creamy, the finish long.”

Alary Cotes du Rhone Villages Vieilles Vignes “Cairanne”: Here again this is a blend of Grenache, Shiraz & Carignan from the Alary’s organic vineyards in Cairanne. This is full-ish but is brought beautifully back in line with bright, savoury, almost spicy, red fruits. The palate floats effortlessly and the fruitiness dances on the tongue with light minerality, anise, raspberry, plum and blackcurrant. The tannins are so fine and savoury too and there’s no sense of oakiness to mask the flavours. This is velvety, pure and fine.

Alary “l’Estevenas” Cairanne Rouge: The 2015 L’Estevenas is a blend of 55% Syrah & 45% old-vine Grenache. This too is beautifully lifted and perfectly ripe and balanced with spices and tannic grip. Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate, 92 Points “This cuvée, the 2015 Cairanne L’Estevenas, contains fruit from some of the oldest Syrah vines in the Southern Rhône, planted around 1960. It’s full-bodied and concentrated, supple but firmly tannic, with a decade or more of aging potential. Cola and plum flavors develop lots of allspice, clove and pepper notes on the lingering finish.”

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