Domaine Berthet-Rayne

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The domaine was established in 1920 by Raoul Raymond, when he pulled up cherry orchards and replaced them with vines. The domaine was called Domaine des Cigalons and was taken over by Raoul’s son, Emil. In 1978, Emil transferred part of the vineyards to his daugther, Dany when she married Christian Berthet-Rayne and, together with rented vineyards, they established Domaine Berthet-Rayne. Dany and Christian adopted organic vineyard practices early on after the premature death of Christian’s father who had worked with chemical products.

Their daughter Laure started working with her parents in 2003 and now runs the domaine with her husband Martial Capeau (who came from a tomato and vegetable agricultural background) and they now have responsibility for the domain. Laure and Martial bought an additional 1.2ha (2.7 acres) when they took over responsibility for the domaine.

Domaine Berthet-Rayne cultivates 18ha of vineyards in Châteauneuf du Pape and 8ha in Côtes du Rhône. The domaine was certified Organic in 2007.

Wine Details

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Côtes du Rhône “Perle des Vignes” White: Clairette and Bourboulenc with a little Grenache Blanc. Ageing potential: Up to 3 years.

Côtes du Rhône Rosé: Majority Grenache with Cinsault and Clairette Ageing potential: Up to 2 years.

Côtes du Rhône “Vieilles Vignes”: Majority old Grenache with Mourvèdre and Syrah. Ageing potential: Up to 5 years.

Châteauneuf du Pape White: Clairette and Bourboulenc with a little Grenache Blanc and Roussanne. Ageing potential: Up to 5 years.

Châteauneuf du Pape: Majority Grenache with Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Syrah. Ageing potential: Up to 8 years.

Châteauneuf du Pape “Elxir des Papes”: Old vine Grenache. Ageing potential: Up to 12 years.

Châteauneuf du Pape “Fût de Chêne”: Majority Grenache with Mourvèdre and a little. Aged in barrels Ageing potential: Up to 12 years.

Châteauneuf du Pape “Cuvée Cadiac”: Old vine Grenache and Mourvèdre. Aged in barrels Ageing potential: Up to 15 years.

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Listed below: Four in USA; One in UK

USA

Park Avenue Fine Wines

Ships to 47 states

Park Avenue Fine Wines CANNOT SHIP to the following 4 states: AR, HI, KY, MS

Châteauneuf du Pape White

Châteauneuf du Pape Red

USA

Liner and Elsen

Ships to 49 states

Liner & Elsen CANNOT ship to the following 2 states: OK, UT.

Châteauneuf du Pape Red

USA

Sec Wines

Ships to 15 states

Sec Wines CAN ONLY SHIP to the following 15 states: CA, CO, DC, ID, LA, MO, NE, NV, NM, OR, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY.

Châteauneuf du Pape “Fut de Chene” – Red

Châteauneuf du Pape Red

USA

Paul’s Wines & Spirits

Ships to 41 states

Paul’s CANNOT SHIP to the following 10 states: AL, AK, DE, KY, MS, NH, NY, SD, TX, UT.

Côtes du Rhône Red

Châteauneuf du Pape Red