Les Deux Barriques Cairanne Magnum

Les Deux Barriques Cairanne Magnum

'Les Deux Barriques' is only produced when it is felt that the vintage has given something special, when the results of tastings show that Boutinot have two outstanding barrels - 'deux barriques' - that merit bottling in their own right. Since 2005 five vintages have been released with this fifth vintage - 2015 - marking the inaugural release as cru Cairanne AOC and presented in an individual wooden gift box.

Made from low-yielding old vines of 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 occuring yeasts, aided by manual pigeage and gentle remontage in open topped oak vats (tronconique). Les Deux Barriques is matured for 24 months in French oak demi-muid (600 litre barrels); the wine is neither fined or filtered before botting at Domaine Boutinot in Cairanne.

The fifth vintage of Les Deux Barriques embodies the phenomenal concentration and complexity of the 2015 vintage. Primary fruit and overt oak have evolved into rich, autumnal aromas of dried fruit, with flavours of blueberries and black tea on the finish.

Country: France
Region: Rhone
Colour: Red
Grape: Grenache, Carignan, Syrah, Mourvedre
Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: Magnum

Bottle Retail Price: £55.80

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