Domaine Alary, Denis Alary

France, Rhône, Cairanne


Mention Revue du Vin de France



The Alary family's involvement in viticulture and wine production dates back as far as 1692, to the reign of Louis XIV.  Tradition, passion and 'savoir fair' are key elements to tendering vines and maturing wines and the acquired experience has been passed on from one generation to the next.  In all, 10 generations have successively played their part in building this edifice, guided by a healthy respect for nature and for the general environment.  Proof of this conviction can be found in a later stage in the development of the vineyard with Denis’ decision in 2009 to convert to organic farming after many years mastering traditional production techniques.  Denis has the range of Cairanne terroirs;  south-facing slopes with white and blue clays-soils, the lower terraces of the 'Garrigues', the high plateau with cobbles covering underlying white and red clays, along with the richer soils close to the Plan de Dieu. This patchwork gives birth to a selection of great red wines; some of a more powerful, rich, full-bodied but harmonious style, others of a lighter, fresher more fruity style. 


Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
La Grange Daniel Roussanne Roussanne 12 years Stone terraces Organic
Cairanne "La Font d'Estevenas" Blanc Clairette, Roussanne 30 years Stone terraces (roussanne) and blue/white clay (clairette) Organic
Vin de Pays "La Grange Daniel" Rouge Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Counoise, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot 30 years Stone terraces Organic
Côtes-du-Rhône "La Gerbaude" Grenache, Syrah, Carignan 20 years Stone terraces Organic
Cairanne 1692 Grenache, Syrah, Carignan Organic
Cairanne Vieilles Vignes Grenache, Syrah, Carignan 45 years Stone terraces Organic
Cairanne "La Brunote" Grenache, Mourvèdre, Carignan 55 years Stone terraces (grenache) and blue/white clay (mouvedre, carignan) Organic
Cairanne "L'Estévenas" Rouge Grenache, Syrah 55 years Blue/white clay Organic