Cave de Cairanne
The Cairanne wine region is located in the Southern Rhône, where the soil consists of clay, limestone and sand. The region's climate is influenced by the Mistral wind, which contributes to the temperature differences between days and nights. These factors, together with low rainfall, abundant sunshine, south-facing slopes and mainly old vines, help to produce very ripe, healthy and concentrated grapes that make Cave de Cairanne known as a high-quality producer in the region.
Founded in 1929, the Cave de Cairanne estate is located in the Crus de la Vallée du Rhône Méridionale region in Vaucluse, on the right side of the Rhône River. There are 65 winegrowers on the farm, who from one generation to the next work a total of 550 hectares of vines. However, 80% of all grapes are obtained from about 12 farmers, with the harvests of other farmers being very small. The nurseries are worked with both organic and conventional methods, and plowing of the soil between the rows of vines is encouraged. The orchards mainly cultivate Southern Rhone red varieties, but white wines are also produced. The work of the team led by Camille Cayran is precisely defined and nothing is left to chance. This enables the continuous development and improvement of operating methods, which is reflected in the quality of the final wines. The grapes are carefully selected on a sorting table so that only the best and healthiest bunches end up in the final production. Cold maceration is used in winemaking to bring out the fruitiness of the wines. No added sulfur dioxide is used in winemaking.