Cairanne Tradition, Côtes du Rhône Villages Denis Alary 2019/20

Cairanne Tradition, Côtes du Rhône Villages Denis Alary 2019/20

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The Alary family's involvement in viticulture and wine production dates back as far as 1692, to the reign of Louis XIV.

Tradition, passion and 'savoir fair' are key elements to tendering vines and maturing wines and the acquired experience has been passed on from one generation to the next. In all, 10 generations have successively played their part in building this edifice, guided by a healthy respect for nature and for the general environment. Proof of this conviction can be found in a later stage in the development of the vineyard with Denis’ decision to convert to a programme of organic farming after many years mastering traditional production techniques.

Tradition is a blend of the typical terroirs and grape varieties we can find in Cairanne. With a dark, purplish red, the strong color sets the tone. Delicate nose with intense black fruit aromas such as blackberry but also notes of licorice. The palate is rich, aromatic and the tannins are well-built. Generous and supple, with a lingering finish where the ripe black fruit aromas blend with the spicy notes, brought by the Syrah.

"Animal notes and real transparency. Racy. Very distinctive. The Syrah comes racing through on the nose. Clean, fresh, quite cool." Jancis Robinson

Grapes:  Grenache, Carignan, Syrah