vignoble berthet rayne cairanne cotes du rhone

The vineyard consists of 25 hectares in the commune of Cairanne, on the left bank of the Rhone.
It is notably composed of old vines, sometimes centuries.
Vineyards, established semi-hills, and the different varieties used their wealth to bring wines.

The soil is clayey calcareous with a stony surface that enables a good drainage.
The south facing exposition favours generous and robust wines. Our old vines are reinforced and only replace dead vines by plants massal selections. Thus, our wines have Cairanne natural yield less than 30 hectoliters / hectare

 

vignoble andre berthet rayne cairanne vin cotes du rhone vigne grenache

For our younger vines, more work is required to maintain a maximum yield of 40 hl. When the size we limit it ourselves to four carriers per vine. The disbudding and thinning are performed to better aeration of the grapes, and the maturity is more homogeneous.

Tillage is done with appropriate tools that go flush with vines. Between each passage time is required for let the grass growing without competing vines.

For the white wines the Clairette, Grenache white, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier varieties are planted on the more sandy precocious plots that give the wine a wonderful aromatic palette and freshness with a lasting long finish.

The red wines are dominated by the Grenache grape. The Syrah, Mourvedre and Carignan are included to complete the assembly of our different wines. They produce joyous wines with a depth in colour and aromas of ripe fruit and spices.