Cairanne, Les Six
£12.95 per bottle
The name ‘Les Six’ comes from the fact that the domaine introduces 6 varieties into the blend, some familiar, others less so. Most CdR have just 3 but these combine beautifully to make one superb Cairanne. So in a way, in an appellation often dominated by just two varieties, ‘Les Six’ is a new style of Cairanne which, due to the ancient varieties of Carignan Noir (10%), Cinsault (10%) and Counoise (10%) included in the assemblage, is also a Cairanne whose heart holds dear the traditions of yesteryear. So, not defined by power, Les Six is all about elegance and the expression of six different grape varieties; soft red fruits gently seasoned with a touch of oak.