2018 Domaine Alary Cairanne la Jean de Verde Blanc (750ml)

Clairette from Côtes du Rhône, Rhône, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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"Covering 2,300 acres to the west of Rasteau and north from Vacqueyras and Gigondas, Cairanne is a warmer region that has plenty of similarities to Rasteau with its vineyards on more gradual slopes and clay soils, with more silt and pebble soils as you get closer to the Aygues River. These fruit-loaded, ripe, sexy wines are mostly geared toward drinking in their first decade of life."

Jeb Dunnuck

94WA

A blend of 90% Clairette and 10% Bourboulenc, the 2018 Cairanne Blanc la Jean de Verde was barrel fermented in a single second-use demi-muid; there are a total of around 700 bottles. It's a bit smoky on the nose but also boasts enticing aromas of pineapple, rosemary, pine resin and honey. It's medium to full-bodied, adding ripe melon notes on the palate, which remains fine, precise and elegant, finishing long and mouthwatering.

94 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 245 - Oct 2019)

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