70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Carignan. Organic. Offers lots of jammy blackberry fruit, crushed pepper and bouquet garni-like characteristics in a medium to full-bodied package. Nicely concentrated, layered and balanced.
Denis Alary and his family have been in the Cairanne region of the southern Rhone since 1692 so it’s fair to say that they know a thing or two about it. Cairanne has recently been promoted from Cotes du Rhone Village status to a fully fledged Cru (to rank alongside Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Tavel, Lirac and Châteauneuf-du-Pape), exciting changes are happening in the hamlet of Cairanne. This is in no small measure due to the patience and knowledge of Denis who has stood as the Chair of the Appellation for the past 20 years.