2020 Domaine Roche Cairanne
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2020 Domaine Roche Cairanne

Cairanne, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
$24. 99
$299.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2024-2028)
ABV: 15%
Closure: Cork

Since the 17th century, the Roche family history has been bound to Cairanne, one of the most notorious villages in the Southern Rhone. Romain Roche is now in charge of perpetuating the family philosophy and their "all in the vineyards" approach to their profession. The grapes for the Cairanne come from a selection of naturally low yielding Grenache and Syrah vines between 40 and 105 years of age, within two distinct terroirs. The Grenache grows on the red clays and "Galets" of the Guarrigues plateau, while the Syrah comes from the Marly slopes of "La Montagne" with a northern exposure. Also included is a portion of Carignan. Each block is fermented separately with only the Syrah component matured in barrels and demi-muids (600 litres) for a period of 10 months.
Dense black as night heart with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Heady black cherry and black raspberry scents fill the nostrils complimented by liquorice, provincial herbs, scorched earth and subtle peppered meat notes. Rich, lavish and dense the full bodied palate is awash with dark to black raspberry, liquorice and ripe black cherry fruits. Scorched earth, infusions of provincial herbs and spicy pepper elements linger underneath. Ripe and fleshy yet possessing a sturdy tannin structure and vibrant underlying acidity, it has a long sweet, juicy finish.
Drink over the next 3-4 years.
Alc. 15%

Other Reviews….
The 2020 Cairanne shows the more elegant, charming, pretty style of this appellation, revealing notes of Provençal garrigue, violets, candied strawberries, and black raspberries. Medium-bodied, seamless, and downright pretty, it’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate and put a smile on your face over the coming 5-7 years.
90-92 points