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2005 Domaine Grosset Cairanne

2005 Domaine Grosset Cairanne

The village of Cairanne is on the southern Côtes du Rhône wine route and its quality wines are designated Côtes du Rhône Villages AOC. Cairanne is one of the best Côtes-du-Rhône villages in France producing wines with strong, full body and elegance. Domaine Grosset belongs to Alain Grosset, Laurent Brotte’s father-in-law. The Grosset family has always been very active in the life of the village, especially in the development of its AOC. Domaine Grosset, just below the old town, covers 10ha and has Grenache vines of up to 100 years in age. The vineyard consists of two different types of soil: red earth on sandstone and terraces of white clay and sandy molasses. The warm, dry Mediterranean climate is perfect for the 10ha of land they vinify. Of course with the 2005 vintage we have one of the best vintages in recent years. This wine is usually drunk with meat cooked in any way; stew, on the grill or macerated as you prefer but also with duck cooked in oven green olives… We tasted it with spaghetti and truffle and it was just fine. Light brown and shinny colour first, huge nose of cherry jam and leather which are the flavours we call “tertiary aromas” made by the years of internal reduction and maderization (the process that involves the heating and oxidization of a wine) which are natural processes. There is still acidity left over and after 20min smooth and round feelings. I love old wines and everybody enjoyed it....