Domaine Grosset Cairanne 2016


Domaine Grosset Cairanne


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Product code
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Private import
Not available
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Rhône Valley
Southern Rhône
Côtes du Rhône Villages
Closure type
Winery's website

About this winery

Four generations for this Châteauneuf-du-Pape house rooted in the heart of the Rhône Valley for more than 70 years. In 1931, Charles Brotte, the founder, moved to Châteauneuf-du-Pape and created a bottling cellar, to offer wine lovers to the character of this country. Later, it was the creation of the famous Pope's Vial, a true ambassador, exported to more than 95 countries. Today, La Maison Brotte is a dynamic and innovative group, which includes a vineyard of more than 60 hectares, Domaine...

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Tasting notes

Colour – Intense ruby colour with garnet glints. Nose – Very elegant with complex aromas of red berries, warm spices and dry forest floor Palate – Mouth warming and unctuous, its palate follows through from the nose with hints of cinnamon and red peppercorns married with ripe wild berries and prunes. The tannins are elegant giving way to a long toasted finish.

Viticultural notes

2016 : An exceptional year. The reds are aromatic, powerful, round, fine and balanced, while the whites display freshness, unctuosity, full body and great length.

Winemaking notes

Hand-picking into small cases and transportation to the winery to avoid berries crushing and oxidation. Desteming, gentle crushing. Fermentation at 28°C, followed by a 3 week maceration. The tannic Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre are aged in French oak barrels, while the softer Grenache is matured in concrete vats and 100 year old oak vats to preserve the fruit. Bottling takes place in March, after more than a year of ageing, and a light filtering.

Press reviews


- 91 points-

Joe Czerwinski, November 2018

Floral and herbal on the nose, the 2016 Cairanne Creation Grosset is a medium to full-bodied, just-ripe wine with elegant fruity notes of raspberries and cherries. It's silky yet firm, with enough concentration to be capable of aging through 2025. It's a blend of Carignan, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah, aged in a combination of wooden foudres and cement tanks.

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- 90 points-

October 2018

Focused and fresh, with a graphite beam carrying flavors of cherry, plum and raspberry puree along. Light tea and sandalwood accents add perfume through the finish. Drink now through 2021. 2,780 cases made, 200 cases imported. — JM

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