Grenache, Mouvedre, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan
The story of Domaine les Hautes Cances is of a small family-run estate located in the village of Cairanne in the northern sector of the Cotes du Rhone, near the village of Gigondas. The vineyards are managed using organic principles and yields are kept low so as to express the true terroir of the region. Another reason for the great quality of wines is the age of their vines. These low yielding vines have an average age of 48 years, with several plots reaching the grand old age of 100. They can thank their grandfather for this critical vineyard resource.
The wine is a blend of 42% Grenache (from vines more than 100 years old), Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan and Cinsault. The fruit is hand harvested, hand selected and completely destemmed. The quality of wines has really taken a step up thanks to their new gravity-fed winery. Gone are the big old foudres of yesteryear, now they have gleaming stainless steel and new smaller oak. The wines are made in a very modern way, but still retaining the freshness and vitality that you want in fine wine today. All wines are bottled on the Estate and are unfiltered.
Bright purple in colour. Prominent aromas of blackberry, liquorice, smoked meat and violet. Tangy acidity gives the wine shape, highlighted by juicy black and blue fruit flavours. Finishes broad and spicy, with firm tannins, and a meaty quality and good length.
Very, very good!