Brunely Cairanne Côtes du Rhône Villages – Organic
Domaine Brunely 2018 is an earthy Cairanne with lush raspberry, dried wild herbs, and spicy flavors on the palate. Produced from Syrah, Grenache, and Carignan wine grapes from vines averaging 10 to 45 years of age. Aged up to 12 months in concrete tanks
Domaine Brunely has been in the Carichon family for three generations and is one of more larger and well-known producers in Vacqueyras, which is the house specialty. Total holdings include 198 acres of vines spread between Vacqueyras, Cairanne, Ventoux, Gigondas, and Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
Stylistically, winemaking veers towards the traditional spectrum here, where no wood is used other than in their Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Farming is natural. The average age of the vines is 30-years old, with very stony soils consisting of garrigues silico-limestone.
90 points, Parker: “A blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Carignan and 5% Cinsault, Brunely‘s 2018 Cairanne starts off earthy, but give it a few minutes in the glass, and raspberry fruit emerges, alongside hints of garrigue and subtle spice elements. Medium to full-bodied, it’s supple and silky in texture, with a mouthwatering finish. It’s fun, easy-drinking stuff, without being simple or one-dimensional. 90 points.”