2010 Feraud-Brunel Cairanne
Carignan •Villages Cairanne
France: Rhône Valley
The Ancient Ones
Today’s Feraud Brunel 2010 Cotes du Rhone Villages Cairanne is a very balanced and well structured wine.
A GMS (Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah) that is made from vines that range in age from 60 to 104 years old, this wine is plump and ripe, giving it a flavor and feel profile that make the wine more approachable and accessible to the American wine drinker.
We’ll enjoy ours now, while holding a few bottles back for the next few years. If you are patient, you’ll likely be rewarded with softer fruit.
Deep and dark, with concentrated crimson hues from the heart of the wine out to its edges.
Lush and concentrated aromas leap from the glass. Ripe, plump aromas of boysenberry, blueberry, raspberry, black currant, dusty violet and black pepper.
Old world meets new, with concentrated flavors of dark mixed berry compote, black cherry, violets, dried cranberry and hints of black tea and leather.
Plush and very well-structured, with integrated tannins that carry flavors for a long time. As the fruit flavors fade, hints of dried cranberry and black pepper persist.
Enjoy this wine with anything from a simple skirt steak to a more elegant rare filet mignon. For a vegetarian treat, enjoy with zucchini fritters.