Cairanne Les Hautes Cances Col du Débat


Col du Débat


This cuvée is a single vineyard selection of old vines located on the northern slopes above the village of Cairanne. This Miocene hillside terroir, composed of marl mixed with limestone pebbles on the surface, brings out the depth and freshness of this cuvée. Its altitude, at 250 m, allows an alternation of hot days and cool nights, favouring a good ripening of the grapes.


Grapes are harvested by hand, in small containers, and then transferred to a wooden vat by gravity after a total de-stemming. The vinification continues with a delicate infusion of marc for 21 days (little pumping over, no delestage).

Aged for 18 months in tuns. Bottling without filtration.


Fine and elegant nose with notes of redcurrant, cherry, white pepper, spices and new leather. The palate remains on spices and red fruits, with a hint of cocoa and a very fine oak note. The tannins are melted and the finish is very long.

Enjoy it with hare aiguillettes with thyme and celery puree.


45% Grenache, 26% Syrah,
25% Carignan, 4% Counoise

Press review

Wine Spectator 90/100
Drink Rhône ★★★★★ 
Académie des vins et de la Gastronomie Française 96/100
Decanter 92/100 – 93/100 – 94/100
Bettane et Desseauve 90/100

Decanter 94/100
Guide Hachette 2019 ★
Drink Rhône ★★★★

Drink Rhône ★★★★
Decanter 93/100
Wine Spectator 92/100
Wine Advocate 92/100

Decanter 91/100