vignoble berthet rayne cairanne cotes du rhone

The winery has 26 hectares of vineyards in the commune of Cairanne, on the left bank of the Rhone. These vineyards contain many old vines, some which are centuries old. They are located on hills with gentle slopes and contain a mix of the different grape varieties found in the Rhone Valley.

The terroir contains clayey calcareous soils with a stony surface that enables a good drainage.
The south facing exposition favours the cultivation of grapes, which produce generous and robust wines.
We use massal selection when replanting any new vineyards. This involves replanting these vineyards with cuttings from exceptional old vines. As a result these new vines will preserve the same characteristics as the old vines. Like their older vine counterparts, these new vines will maintain low natural yields of 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. During the pruning, we limit it ourselves to four carriers per vine. The debudding and leaf-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 to 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 palate and freshness with a lasting long finish.

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