Cairanne, thanks to the know-how of its winemakers, is one of the very first villages to benefit from the Côtes du Rhône Villages appellation, thanks to the commitment made by the winemakers to undergo strict disciplines relating to yield and severe sorting of the harvest.
On August 25, 1967, a decree established the appellation COTES DU RHÔNE CAIRANNE VILLAGES, thus rewarding all the permanent efforts made by producers to maintain constant exceptional quality of their wines.
The vineyard is built on the heights of Cairanne, on the site of an old monastery dating back to 1123.
The vineyards of the Domaine de Saint Andéol lie in clay-limestone soil, covered with pebbles, and benefit from an excellent exposure to sunshine, which adds to the quality of the wine produced. Planted on the hillsides, the vines are surrounded by pines and scrubland.
Different grape varieties bring a richness to the wines, with Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Mourvèdre grown at the vineyard.
The harvest is handpicked and taken in skips to the cellar to be vinified, where the bunches are de-stemmed then housed in concrete vats.
Winding, load shedding, trapping and temperature control are carried out during the alcoholic fermentation, which lasts from 8 to 25 days depending on the vats and the vintage.
All grape varieties are vinified separately and then blended after the wines have been completely clarified.
The cellar at Domaine de Saint Andéol has a capacity of 400,000 liters.
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Currently, wines can only be ordered online by emailing the vineyard direct at: email@example.com
More information about the wines and the wine-making process can be found on the Domaine de Saint Andéol website.
Telephone: +33 (0) 49 030 815
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