Let the Wine Decide: More from the vineyards of Cairanne…..

June 21, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Following on from last week’s post about Boutinot’s Syrah vineyards in Cairanne, we now move up to the top of La Montée de Ventabren to our two plots of old bush vine Grenache Noir, planted just under 50 years ago in 1968.

Let the Wine Decide: In the vineyards of Cairanne

June 13, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Diversity is the beauty of the Côtes du Rhône Villages in this valley of ours and over the next few weeks we will be visiting its vineyards and villages, revealing their individual characteristics as we go. Our journey starts with a two week ‘stay’ in Cairanne, Boutinot’s home in the Rhône since 2010. We will also be exploring our approach to winemaking and vine growing, which is one of allowing nature to take its course as much as possible both in the vineyard and the cellar – a principle we refer to as ‘letting the wine decide’ .

Boutinot Rhône Masterclass LIWF 22nd May

May 25, 2012 at 3:50 pm


Boutinot Rhône’s Eric Monnin and Kim Tidy presented a Rhône Masterclass at the London International Wine Fair on 22nd May, tasting along with the 75 Rhône devotees in attendance, six wines including the world première of Eric’s new Rhône blend under the working title of ‘Les Six’ Cairanne 2011 – currently still in cask…

Masterclass | “The southern Rhône – A different route” | LIWF 2012

May 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm

There’s a BIG week ahead at the London International Wine Fair, Excel from 22nd May. with the international trade converging for three days of intense activity.


Why not join Boutinot Rhône winemaker Eric Monnin as he presents wines from the southern Rhône – specifically wines from the villages moving out from the shadows of the classic giants of the region. Featuring wines from Séguret, Sablet and Carianne with particular focus on the exceptional 2009’s recently released from the Boutinot estate.

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