Only 18 villages in the southern Rhône
have the right to add their name to a
label if 100% of the wine comes from
that place. Looking for these bottles is
a smart way to shop wine from the
Rhône—they are the best wines
outside the crus, and have more body,
structure, and spiced red fruit flavors
than generic Côtes du Rhone.
Cairanne is one of those villages, and
with its strong nose of blackberries and
licorice and generous palate, the
Eyverine is particularly pleasing!
Terrific with slow-cooked meats,
minced-beef, or even a little chocolate!
VARIETY: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre
REGION: Cotes-du-Rhone Cairanne, France