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Made only when the assemblage tastings of La Côte Sauvage reveal two outstanding barrels - 'Deux Barriques' - that merit bottling in their own right. Vintages include the celebrated triumvirate of 2010,2011,2012, with 2015 marking the inaugural release as cru Cairanne AOC
Made from low-yielding old vine Grenache and Carignan Noir, with Syrah and Mourvèdre grown in the hills above the village of Cairanne in the southern Rhône Valley. Hand-picked grapes are vinified only by naturally occurring yeasts, aided by manual pigeage and gentle remontage in open topped oak vats (tronconique). Les Deux Barriques is matured for up to 24 months in French oak demi-muids (600 litre barrels); the wine is neither fined or filtered before bottling at Domaine Boutinot in Cairanne.
The hallmark of ‘Les Deux Barriques’ is finesse not power. Explosive aromas and flavours of astonishingly ripe red fruits interlaced with mocha and seductively sweet oaky nuances crescendo in an enticingly smooth and silky palate of intricacy and surprising delicacy.
A wine deserving of exceptional cuisine – a tender fillet mignon pan fried until medium rare or a vegetarian version of Beef Wellington made with shitake and chanterelle mushrooms. Perfect with cheese too, especially hard cheeses such as artisan Cheddar or Comté
Awards & Press
2011 Vintage IWC 2017 BRONZE
2012 Vintage Sommelier Wine Awards 2017
Producer: BoutinotGrape Varieties: BlendedOptimum Drinking: Within 10 yearsWine Style: Full bodied smooth elegant red wineAlcohol by Volume: 14%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: FranceStyle / Colour: RedMagnum / Half Bottle: Magnum
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