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Domaine du Cayron Gigondas Grenache 2017
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This is a red wine imageDomaine du Cayron Gigondas Grenache 2017

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Vinous Media 94
Brilliant ruby-red. Vibrant, sharply focused red fruit, floral, garrigue and exotic spice qualities on the highly expressive nose. Intense raspberry, bitter cherry, succulent herbs and candied lavender flavors show superb delineation and no excess weight. Finishes with impressive persistence, sneaky tannins and resonating floral and spice notes. This graceful wine should age effortlessly on its balance.-- Josh Raynolds"

Jeb Dunnuck 94
"Not yet bottled, the 2017 Gigondas looks to be terrific and might end up ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #35873
Shelf at store:55d
Size: 750mL (wine)

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Vinous Media 94
Brilliant ruby-red. Vibrant, sharply focused red fruit, floral, garrigue and exotic spice qualities on the highly expressive nose. Intense raspberry, bitter cherry, succulent herbs and candied lavender flavors show superb delineation and no excess weight. Finishes with impressive persistence, sneaky tannins and resonating floral and spice notes. This graceful wine should age effortlessly on its balance.-- Josh Raynolds"

Jeb Dunnuck 94
"Not yet bottled, the 2017 Gigondas looks to be terrific and might end up matching the 2010 and 2016. Based on 78 Grenache, 14 Syrah, and the rest Cinsault and Mourvdre, brought up all in old foudre, this classic Cayron boasts a deep purple color as well as crazy exotic notes of black currants, green herbs, sappy garrigue, basil leaves, and violets. This wine can push some boundaries and can fall in the love it or hate it category, but I always find it to be a singular, complex wine. Medium to full-bodied, with a silky texture and fine tannins, it will keep for 10-15 years."

The Wine
THE benchmark producer in Gigondas
78 Grenache, 14 Syrah, 6 Cinsault, 2 Mourvdre
Grown on clay-limestone with southeast exposure
100 hand-harvested
Indigenous yeast
Aged in large older barrels
Unfined and unfiltered

The Winery
Considered by many to be the benchmark producer in the appellation, Cayron produces a Gigondas (cepage = roughly 70 Grenache; 15 each Syrah and Cinsault and a drop of Mourvdre for color) of phenomenal richness and incredible longevity. Their vines are on average 40+ years old with parcels up to 70 years old. Youd be hard-pressed to find a more terroir-expressive wine anywhere in the Southern Rhone; 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 Gigondas, delicious upon release, but improving for well over a decade and holding strong for a long time thereafter. This 15-hectare domaine, run by the Faraud family, is a classic and truly top-flight estate. " ~ Winery notes

Domaine du Cayron

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Domaine du CayronOLD 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.
"One of my favorite estates in Gigondas...The style here is staunchly traditional, and their wines always show the gamier, wild side of Gigondas."

Jeb Dunnuck

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.

Farming Practice:Sustainable

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Jerram

Luv gigondas and this is a good one

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