Cave de Cairanne Organic Gigondas

Gigondas had become known as "the poor man's Chateauneuf du Pape" a decade ago, although I think that is a bit tongue in cheek as the wines can still command a hefty price. The wines can be amazing and although this AC has developed a very strong reputation for high quality, they still tend to be a bit cheaper than equivalents from Chateauneuf.

This wine is superb. Big and powerful as you would expect, with full body. Super smooth with acidity and oak in perfect balance, and a very long lingering finish. Highly recommended. Cave de Cairanne make all their reds in a fruit forward style and minimise the tannins (by de-stemming etc) so the wine is ready to drink young. For this reason we recommend you drink within a couple of days once opened, but it is so delicious you will probably drink it within a couple of hours in reality!

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Text from Cave de Cairanne's website: Total destemming upon receipt of the harvest. Cold pre-fermentation maceration (18 ° C). Long vatting of about 21 days and temperature control 23 ° -30 ° C. Extraction by load shedding and 2 daily pumping over. Breeding off wood.
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Winery Cave de Cairanne
Winery status Cooperative of families
Grapes 80% Grenache noir, Syrah, Mourvèdre
ABV 14.5
Bottle Size 75cl
Percentage score 93
Sulphite level Low
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