Domaine de l'Oratoire St Martin
The Alary family in L’Oratoire St Martin can trace its origins back to 1692 and today they farm over 28 hectares as Domaine de l'Oratoire St Martin, in the middle of which there was once, apparently, an oratory of some description.
Low yielding old vines are farmed bio dynamically and the wines are vinified first in open top fermenters and then in large foudres of 3,400 litres.
Cairenne reserve des Seigneurs is produced from vines planted on clay-limestone soils and 50-year-old vines. The blend is made up of 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah. Pumping over for 12 days, followed by nine months’ ageing.