Domaine Catherine le Goeuil | Cotes du Rhone Villages Cairanne | Cuvée Léa Felsch | red wine | France

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Domaine Catherine le Goeuil Cotes du Rhone Villages Cairanne Cuvée Léa Felsch
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Country: France

Domaine Catherine le Goeuil Cotes du Rhone Villages Cairanne Cuvée Léa Felsch is a beautiful example of a complex, elegant and enticing wine from this exciting appellation.
Catherine le Goeuil is a thoughtful, passionate winemaker who tends her vines organically and makes her wines with care and precision. Her vineyards are quite close to the village of Cairanne on the rolling plains that lie between the Rhone river and the jagged Dentelles de Montmirail mountains.
Cairanne is one of the special villages that can be named on the label of Cotes du Rhone wines due to the quality of the wine produced here. Therefore instead of this being a 'Cotes du Rhone' wine it is a 'Cotes du Rhone Villages Cairanne' wine.
She currently produces just one red wine under this label. This vintage it is Cuvée Léa Felsch.
We first tried Catherine's wines at a charming wine bar in Paris called Les Pipos. This is a true haunt of locals where most customers are addressed by name. We tried the wine with some rustic goose rillettes and the combination was magic.
The wine is made from a range of the allowable red grapes of the region. This cuvee includes Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan, Cinsault and Counoise - a very similar combination to those of the nearby Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
In the glass this wine shows purple tints and has toasty, ripe fruit aromas. The tannins are quite fine and there are spicy notes detectable at the back of the palate. We love the long, lingering finish.
Drink it with any meat dish such as lamb chops, roast lamb or any type of steak.
 
     
     
     


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