BackVintage Label 2014 BackVintage Reserve Cotes du Rhone (Grand Cru Cairanne Villages)

2014 BackVintage Reserve Cotes du Rhone (Grand Cru Cairanne Villages)

2014 BackVintage Reserve Cotes du Rhone (Grand Cru Cairanne Villages)
Nick Bulleid's Tasting Note

Huon Hooke Bronze Ribbon

 

Sourced from the southern Rhone Valley, this wine was sourced from Cairanne. Under stricter requirements than for the Côtes du Rhône Villages, this wine was made as Côtes du Rhône - Cairanne Villages AOC. In Feb 2016, the Cairanne appellation in the Côtes du Rhône was awarded cru status, joining well-known names such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas and Crozes-Hermitage.


Background

After a warm Spring, vintage seemed all set to be early. However Summer’s cooler and rainier than average weather delayed vine growth and grape maturation. The longer ripening times has delivered wines with silky textures, vibrant fruit character and luscious, soft tannins. It is a middle-weight vintage due to the cooler summer season.

Tasting Notes

Colour
Deep ruby / purple.

Nose
Red fruits, blackberry and cherry.

Structure / Palate
Medium bodied with hints of spice and black pepper, fine tannins and good length.

This delicious blend of 59% Grenache, 20% Syrah (Shiraz), 19% Carignan and 2% Mourvèdre. The Grenache provides the wine’s spices, generosity, structure and backbone. The Syrah adds colour, complexity, blackcurrant notes and aroma, and finally the Carignan provides more acidity and complexity.

The juicy flavours and lovely balance makes for beautiful drinking now, although it may be cellared beyond 2018.



Unit Size Bottle
Bottle Size 750mL
Bottle Closure Cork
Alcohol 14.0%
Cellaring Potential To 2020
Serving Suggestion To be enjoyed with Italian food!
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