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Domaine Berthet-Rayne Cuvee Cadiac

Alcohol:   n/a
pH: 3.7
Residual Sugar:   25
50% Grenache, 50% Mourvèdre

Robert Parker Jr 90-92: The richest cuvee,, the deep ruby/purple tinged 2011 is a blend of equal parts of tank-aged Grenache and new-oak aged Mourvedre. It is an example of the 2011 vintage at its finest. Forward, precocious and lush with loads of kirsch and black currant fruit as well as lovely, easy-going silky, medium to full bodied texture. It should drink nicely for a decade or more.

All organically farmed and certified by EcoCert. Domaine Berthet Rayne is located in the heart of the Chateauneuf-fu-Pape appellation, has been in the family for 4 generations. Owner Laure Berthet Rayne owns 25 hectares of vines. The majority of their vines are situated in the Chapouin, Coudoulet and La Gardiole lieux-dits in the northern part of Chateauneuf du Pape. Much of their terroir consists of clay and chalk soils. Their oldest vines are more than 100 years of age. This is the top wine of the estate comprised of 50% Grenache, 50% Mourvèdre Aging in french oak barrels during 15 months.
It is derived from a single land plot called Cadiac from the Cadillac graft system that was used by the founder of the estate to establish its vine

The vinification process benefits from the use of a modern equipment : a light pressing and destalking for certain vintages ; with fermentation carried out at automatically regulated temperatures – all give our wines a more delicate and fruity flavour and
allow them to age well. After fermentation, the wine is left to settle and then decanted into vats. This vintage is aged in oak casks for up to one year before being bottled.

General Market

Excellent on its own and with stewed beef “daube”, coq au vin and
venison dishes as well as well matured cheeses.
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