Wine tasting tours in Provence near Avignon

Wine tasting in Chateauneuf du Pape and other A.O.C. wineries

Information or Booking

 

Cairanne

Terroir

Vineyards: at the foot of the mountainside village of Cairanne, in the Vaucluse department, the vineyards have extended since the fifteenth century towards the Plan de Dieu and the Plaine de l’Aigues.

Soil types: red earth on sandstone, argillaceous terraces, stony skeletal soil much of which is sandy molasse.

Climate: typical Mediterranean climate.

Background: the vineyards were developed in the Middle Ages firstly under the aegis of the Knights Templars, then the Hospitaliers of Saint-John-of-Jerusalem. Cairanne has been named Côtes du Rhône Cairanne since 1953 and became Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne in 1967.

Production

Area under cultivation*: 818 hectares, yearly production: 29438 hl ; basic yield: 36 hl/hectare.
* Source: harvest statement 2001.

Grape variety blends:
For the reds, Grenache 50% minimum, Syrah and / or Mourvèdre 20% minimum, other Appellation grape varieties tolerated 20% maximum.

For the rosé, Grenache 50% minimum, Syrah and / or Mourvèdre 20% minimum, other grape varieties tolerated 20% maximum, white grape varieties 20% maximum (Grenache, Clairette, Marsanne, Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Viognier).

For the whites, Grenache white, Clairette white, Marsanne white, Roussanne white, Bourboulenc white, Viognier white, other white grape varieties tolerated 20% maximum.

Minimum alcoholic strength: for the red 12.5%, for the rosé and whites 12%.

History of the AOC - Appellation d’Origine Controlée - Côtes du Rhône.About Cotes du Rhone "Villages" AOC wines
Local geography of the Rhone Valley About Cotes du Rhone Villages "Cairanne"
About the elaboration of Cotes du Rhone wines About Cotes du Rhone Villages Massif d'Uchaux
About red wines from the Rhone Valley About Cotes du Rhone "Gigondas"
About white wines from the Rhone Valley About Cotes du Rhone "Vacqueyras"
About standard AOC Cotes du Rhone wines About Cotes du Rhone "Chateauneuf du Pape"

 

Back to Wine tasting tour in Provence near Chateauneuf du Pape and Avignon

Copyright : Inter-Rhône http://www.inter-rhone.com/en/