Côtes du Rhône Cairanne – Cuvée d’Estevenas
80% Grenache from 80 to 100 year old vines, 20% Syrah (25 to 30 year old.) The grapes come from a south-facing parcel located at the top of the slope, with clay/limestone soil. The yields average 25hl/ha. Aged in concrete tanks. Tightly woven wine with fine tannins, concentrated, peppery and spicy. Can age 7 to 12 years.
About the Producer
One of the important estates of the southern Rhône, Domaine Rabasse-Charavin produces a range of fine wines from its 40 hectare of vineyards spread over the communes of Cairanne, Rasteau and Violes. The estate is run by Corinne Couturier, with the help of her daughter Laure since 1993 - the fifth generation in the family to make wine at the domaine. Both women are leading personalities in the southern Rhône, known for their serious, concentrated, traditionally-made wines from old vines.
Farming/vinification practices: certified Haute Valeur Environnementale. The reds are bottled unfined and unfiltered, which adds to their richness and natural typicity. In order to preserve the maximum amount of fruit, all cuvées are aged in concrete tanks - stainless steel tanks are only used for storage. Whites and roses are fined with clay. All wines are vegan.