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.
"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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Domaine du Cayron Gigondas Grenache 2016
95  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93-95 "Brilliant ruby-red. Suave, highly perfumed raspberry, cherry preserve, floral pastille and apricot (!) aromas are complemented by hints of garrigue and exotic spices. Palate-staining, alluringly sweet red and blue fruit and spicecake flavors show serious power as well as
Item Number: 31454
Case: $311.40

Domaine du Cayron Gigondas Grenache 2015
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92-94 "Dark ruby. Potent mineral- and smoke-accented cherry, boysenberry and garrigue scents pick up a sexy incense nuance as the wine opens up. Sweet, seamless and penetrating on the palate, offering intense red and blue fruit, spicecake and lavender pastille flavors and a hint of

Domaine du Cayron Gigondas Grenache 2014
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92-94 "Brilliant ruby. Heady, mineral-tinged cherry and red berry preserve scents are complicated by suggestions of candied flowers and woodsmoke. Juicy and expansive, offering appealingly sweet raspberry and lavender pastille flavors that put on weight and spread out with aeration. An

Domaine du Cayron Gigondas Grenache 2013
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91-93 "Brilliant ruby-red. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes red fruit liqueur, apricot, potpourri and smoky minerals. Juicy and expansive on the palate, offering sweet raspberry and pit fruit flavors that put on weight with air. The floral and smoky notes come back strong on the

Domaine du Cayron Gigondas Grenache 2012
92  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 92 "Vivid ruby. Wild, highly perfumed bouquet of fresh red and dark berries and floral oils, with an exotic pit fruit nuance in the background. Juicy and seamless on the palate, offering gently sweet black raspberry and apricot flavors that open quickly with air. Closes

Domaine du Cayron Gigondas Grenache 2011
92  Stephen Tanzer 
Wine Advocate 92  "One of the wines of the vintage, the 2011 Gigondas shows the house style with its exotic, perfumed bouquet of lavender, sappy herbs, toasted bread and sweet blackcurrants. Beautifully fresh and pure (especially in the vintage), this medium-bodied, nicely concentrated 2011 can be

Domaine du Cayron Gigondas Grenache 2010
93  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 93 "Vivid purple. A wild, exotic perfume of red and dark fruit liqueur, incense and potpourri, with an intriguing note of apricot emerging with aeration. Deeply pitched black raspberry and blueberry flavors stain the palate and are lifted by juicy acidity. The floral quality comes

Domaine du Cayron 'Gigondas' Grenache 2009
92  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 92 "Deep ruby. Intense aromas of black raspberry, mulberry and violet, with an exotic note of apricot and slow-mounting spiciness. Stains the palate with vibrant, seamless red and dark berry preserve flavors. Smoothly blends richness and vivacity and finishes with excellent cut and

Domaine du Cayron 'Gigondas' Syrah 2006
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 85-88 "The 2006 is surprisingly civilized, a soft, forward wine by the standards of proprietor Michel Faraud. Dark ruby with notes of animal fur, roasted meats, herbs, sweet cherries, and anise, this wine is medium-bodied, charming, and ideal for drinking in its first 7-8 years of