Although the vineyard constitutes a single holding surrounding the property’s buildings and cellar, the great diversity of type and subsoils lay the foundations to our different “cuvées”. The subsoil, an ancient sea-shelf, is essentially made-up of clay and limestone, but depending on the parcels, one finds marle, sandstome, marine molasse and silt.
The microclimate, specific to Cairanne, is mediterranean with hot dry summers and cool, damp winters. The dominant wind, the mistral, is a northerly wind blowing some 70 days per year. It often follows rain, drying the land and vines and offering the region one of the highest durations of sunshine in France. The red grape varieties are typical to the southern Rhône valley, Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Mourvèdre