The Cotes du Rhone has become for many people a go-to region for affordable wines of immensely high quality, typified by a juicy, rich, elegant-yet-approachable set of characteristics which makes them an absolute delight to drink.
Camille Cayran is one of the most exciting wineries in the Cotes du Rhone at present, thanks to its dynamic team led by the ever-ambitious Thierry Caymaris. His powerful reputation in the region has led him to work closely with over 120 grape growers, who cover a carefully selected range of terroirs in this part of the Rhone valley, and who bring him their superb Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Carignan grapes for vinification at his gorgeous establishment.
The results are rarely anything less than stunning. The winemakers of Camille Cayran have managed to perfect that fine balance between tradition and modernity, and easy-going drinkability and utter finesse – in essence, they've managed to put together a Cotes du Rhone wines which takes everything special about the region, and then takes it just that little bit further.
Camille Cayran takes its name from a local adventurer and pioneer, and while the winery isn't rewriting any rulebooks or blazing any particularly new trails, it is raising the overall standard of affordable, accessible Cotes du Rhone wines ever higher, and broadening the horizons of this fantastic corner of France.
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