Domaine du Cayron
- OLD VINES – 40-70 years old!
- LOW YIELDS – 26 hl/ha way below what’s allowed in Gigondas
- BENCHMARK PRODUCER IN GIGONDAS – 4 generations of the Farraud family making wine.
“The ultra-traditional wines that the Faraud sisters, Delphine, Roseline and Cendrine, produce at their family’s domaine are among the most classically proportioned, elegant and complex of the appellation. They also age effortlessly, as extensive research has proven to me. A single, unadorned wine is made here, and it is raised exclusively in large concrete vats and old oak foudres. The value that it delivers is truly amazing given its consistently high quality, which places it among the finest wines not just of Gigondas but of France.”
-Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media, February 2020
Viticulture in Gigondas dates back to Antiquity. The very name of the town its thought to be derived from the Latin Jocundus meaning “joyful.” Fittingly, Domaine du Cayron is run by three joyful sisters, Delphine, Cendrine and Roseline Faraud, and overseen by their father, Michel.
Considered by many to be the benchmark producer in the appellation, Domaine du Cayron produces a Gigondas of phenomenal richness and incredible longevity. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more terroir-expressive wine anywhere in the Southern Rhône; bold, explosive, stunningly evocative garrigues flavors careen from the glass, blaring their stamp of origin like a neon sign. These are old-styled, powerful wines of enormous fruit amplitude and irresistible personality. Furthermore, Cayron is among the most age-worthy of all Gigondas, delicious upon release, but improving for well over a decade and holding strong for a long time thereafter.
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