Le Village 84190 Gigondas
Tel. 490 65 87 46
Direct sale: Monday
9.00-12.30 and 14.00-18.00 (summer until 19.00)
Saturday: 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00 (summer until 18.00)
has existed since 1840. The Faraud family have been there for 5
generations included the three daughters of Michel Faraud, Roseline, Delphine
and Cendrine Faraud who are responsible for the domain today.
three sisters may seems very different, but you sense if you have the
privilege of meeting them together, a modest pride and spontaneous joy of
knowing that they manage something significant, the traditions of
2010 they shuddered slightly at the thought that three very old foudres
had to be moved to make room for three new - in 2011. There would be
broken a heel and cut a toe in the old cellar walls. The spots were marked months before with red chalk circles.
the vinification at the domain is very traditional, and when only a single
cuvée is made from the 16 ha harvested when weather and ripeness of the
grapes so require, and otherwise in the basement doing as usual, the wine
from Domaine du Cayron is a good indicator of the characteristics of
In a book
published to celebrate the 40 years of the appellation in 2011 Gigondas, Its wines, Its Land, Its People,
has historically conscious Louis
Barroul disclosed the domain's history: "...
Its unsusual for three sisters to run an estate toghether, but this have
been the case for Domaine du Cayron for several years now. Delphine,
Cendrine and Roseline are responsible for the family estate, along with
their father, Michel, who is still actively involved, their complementary
skills perpetuating the work of five generations. Their grandfather
Georges Faraud undoubtedly forged the domaine's identity: he was an
intelligent, open man who loved research, an original character in the
truest sence. In 1936 he built an underground cellar at the entrance to
the village and created his own style of Gigondas wine, year after year.
Tasted in 2011, his 1971 Gigondas is stunning...."
Now that we are in the historical
corner, allow me also to
quote from Robert Parker's Wines
of the Rhone Valley 1995: "...
Faraud's wines are the richest, most exsotic, and often the most dramatic
of the appellation. On occation, their explosive richness and rustic set
of aromas can be a bit overwhelming.... Faraud´s wines are such foreful
examples of Gigondas that they, more than any other wine of this
appellation, require rich stews...and game to absorb their stron
personality.... Properly served and mached up with the right culinary
offerings, they are memorable wines that can take one to a pleasent trip
to the nineteenth century."
2012: 70% Grenache, 14% Syrah, 15%
Cinsault and a bit Mourvedre.
The vines are 40-70-yers-old Vinified in cementtank and aged in foudres for
Delphine and Cendrine Faraud - April 2011
Delphine and Cendrine Faraud together with
at Gigondas sur Table July 2014