Wine Of The Week # 9 // Oratatoire St. Martin Cairanne White


The Alary family can trace its origins to the 17th century and now tends to over 28 hectares in the southern Rhone valley. In the middle of their land there was once an Oratory of some description, from whence the vineyard takes it name. Low yielding old vines are managed biodynamically, which is essentially a non-interventionalist approach, making for balanced and clean results in the wines.

Produced from Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier grape varieties, this wine is pale yellow in colour with a delicate nose of pear, quince and white blossom. The palette blends these notes with toasted almonds, making for a delightful, medium bodied, crisp wine with a long finish that would compliment white fish particularly, but would also pair with salads and chicken. £12.49 // 13.5% ABV // 750ml.