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Gold Medal for Domaine Boutinot Cru Cairanne

Judges at the 65th Concours des Vins à Orange have awarded Cairanne AOP 2016 from Domaine Boutinot a Médaille d'Or (Gold Medal).

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Cairanne was granted Cru appellation status, the same classification as Gigondas, Rasteau and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, in June 2016. All the Cairanne vineyards of Domaine Boutinot, Rhône fell within the newly defined Cru map.

The Concours des Vins à Orange was set up in 1952 to assess the quality of wines in the Rhone valley. Judging procedures are rigorous, with samples collected directly from each cellar and tasted blind by a panel of judges selected from the wine trade.

This award is the first impartial assessment of the quality of 2016 Cairanne AOP classified wine from Domaine Boutinot.  

Currently maturing slowly in barrel until the final assemblage - destined for Les Six 2016 - is selected, this early positive review suggests cru classified Cairanne AOP from Domaine Boutinot will be highly sought after.