Brunel De La Gardine Cairanne
- Richly aromatic from a high proportion of Syrah, this is top class Southern Rhone
- Southern Rhône
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- Since purchasing the estate with its original 10 hectares of vines, the Brunel family has managed to grow the vineyards into their current 52 hectare size today. Currently, Chateau de la Gardine is managed by Marie-Odile Brunel. While most estates in Chateauneuf du Pape have vines spread out over the appellation, that is not the case with Chateau de la Gardine as most of their vineyards are next to each other in the north-west section of the appellation. The 52 hectare vineyard of Chateau de la Gardine has a terroir of gravel, loam, limestone and pebble soil. The oldest vines were planted in 1925 and 4 hectares are reserved for the white wine. The wines of Chateau de la Gardine are aged in a combination of small, French oak barrels and foudres.
Richly aromatic from a high proportion of Syrah, this is top class Southern Rhone. Black fruit, prunes, licorice and leather are all present on the palate. A ripe, rich wine which will improve for several years to come.
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- Food match:
Rustic Southern French dishes are perfect for Cairanne. Think Cassoulet, Duck Confit, or robust Cheeses.
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