The grapes flourish on shallow soils not far from the vast terrace of the "Plan de Dieu" and benefiting from a hot and dry climate.
The harvest took place early in the morning to preserve the primary aromas. Each grape variety is vinified individually to develop their own characteristics. Optimized settling of the lees to boost aromatic potential, fermentation at low temperature (12 - 14°C). Ageing in vats lasts around 6 months before bottling.
What is notable for the 2017 vintage: given the very high temperatures during the harvest period, the challenge was to preserve all the aromatic potential and freshness of the grapes. Therefore we harvested very early in the morning and were able to use cooling facilities in the cellar if the temperature of the grapes exceeded 20°C when arriving in the winery.
Service & food pairing suggestions:
This Cairanne pairs nicely with grilled beef ribs with herbs, enjoy it now or over the 5 to 6 years.