Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
Domaine de l’Oratoire St-Martin, Cairanne.
St-Martin's Oratory! Photo by Maya Pedersen.


Brothers Frédéric and François Alary are the tenth generation of winemakers to tend this estate in the Côtes-du-Rhône over the last 300 years (the family history goes back to 1692). They succeeded their father in 1984, and cultivate 27HA of some of the best plots in Cairanne.


This interview with Frédéric Alary took place at his home in Carainne in July, 2012.


This visit at L'Oratoire de Saint Martin took place in July, 2012.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Maya Pedersen.


Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc "Haut-Coustias":
50% Roussanne, 40% Marsanne, 10% Viognier, 45 year old vines, 45HL/HA, direct pressing, vinified and aged in vats.