Domaine Berthet-Rayne Tradition Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012 Organic
Organically farmed and certified by EcoCert, Domaine Berthet Rayne is located in the heart of the Chateauneuf-fu-Pape appellation. We met the 30 some year old Laure Berthet-Rayne this year and immediately knew she was a young woman with great ambition. Representing the 5th generation and following her grandfather and father's foot steps, Laure and her husband Martial Capeau is 100% hands on at the estate's 26 hectares of vineyards. The estate is situated on the diluvium alpine soil, more specifically on the left side of the Rhone between Orange and Avignon in the renown “terroirs” of Coudoulet and Chapouin. Domaine Berthet-Rayne wines draw their strength and richness from stone covered clayey-chalky soils.
65% Grenache Noir, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Cinsault, 5% Syrah
Stephen Tanzer 90-92 Ruby-red. A fragrant bouquet evokes red berry preserves, violet and vanilla, along with smoke and anise topnotes. Sappy, sweet and expansive, offering intense black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors enlivened by a tangy mineral nuance. Fine-grained tannins give grip to the finish, which leaves floral and allspice notes behind.
Jeb Dunnuck eRobertParker 88-90 ...pure, clean berry fruit, mineral and underbrush aromas and flavors flowing to a medium-bodied, traditionally styled palate feel. Showing underlying structure and good fruit, it should have over a decade of longevity.
Jancis Robinson 16.5
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