Roseline, Delphine and Cendrine Faraud
Rue de la Libération 84190 Gigondas
Tel. +33 490 658 746
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 9.00-12.30 and 14.00-18.00
family have been winegrowers in Gigondas for now 5 generations - since 1840.
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 cellar use to handle the
wine the same way as always, 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."
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
New label since 2014
Delphine and Cendrine Faraud - April 2011
Delphine and Cendrine Faraud together with
at Gigondas sur Table July 2014