Les Terres Vierges
Founded in 1929, the Cave de Cairanne is located in the heart of the Cru of the Meridional Vallee of the Rhône, in the Vaucluse region on the left bank of the Rhone. The advantages of the terroir, the singularity of climatic conditions, and rigorous selection of grapes are the secret of the complexity and the high quality of this wine. The vineyards are mainly made up of old vines planted on the slopes, where the exposure of the fields and their natural drainage favor high quality production. The terroir is composed of a variety of soils, made up of stony elements: chalky, yellow marly, red clay, sometimes sandy veins. The climatic conditions are original and exceptional, because of the excessively strong mistral wind, which changes from periods of violently windy episodes to periods of relative calm. The difference of temperature between day and night in our vineyard is also an advantage for the production of high quality wines. Moreover, there is very little rainfall and the climate is sunny with south facing slopes in our vineyards. Denis Crespo is the wine maker in the cellar in Cairanne.