Julien Cecillon 'Les Graviers' Syrah Cotes du Rhone, France 1.5L Magnum
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Julien Cecillon 'Les Graviers' Syrah Cotes du Rhone, France 1.5L Magnum
Julien Cecillon 'Les Graviers' Syrah Cotes du Rhone, France 1.5L Magnum

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American Nancy Kerschen and Julien Ce´cillon of Tournon-sur-Rho^ne founded the Julien Cecillon estate in 2011 after falling in love with each other and with wine while working at wineries in the Rho´ne Valley as well as California and South Africa. Julien’s grandfather was Jean-Louis Grippat, a winemaker who was instrumental in the establishment of the Saint-Joseph AOC in 1956. His domaine was eventually sold to Rho^ne giant Marcel Guigal in 2001. So, the husband and wife team began by purchasing only 0.3 hectares of vineyards in Saint-Joseph that produced only 2 wines. They have since procured vineyards throughout the Northern Rho^ne in and around Tournon-sur-Rho^ne and Crozes-Hermitage. They make wines from Saint-Pe´ray, Cornas, Saint-Joseph, and Crozes-Hermitage as well as single varietal Syrah, Marsanne, Viognier, and Gamay from around the region.

Julien’s approach in the vineyards is one of sustainability and combines modern means, ancient traditions, and innovative cultivation methods to obtain well-structured and graceful wines. His Les Graviers Syrah comes from grapes sourced in the Northern Rho^ne, Arde`che, and Dro^me Provencal. Like most Rho^ne Syrahs, it is spicy and rich without being too big and has a good balance of black fruit and savory notes. Why did we choose a magnum this time around? With the way 2020 has been going, everyone could use a little extra wine these days!

 

Varieties: 100% Syrah

 

Alcohol: 13.5%

 

Farming: Sustainable

 

Ageing: 7 Months in 20% Oak Barrels and 80% Stainless Steel

 

Soil: Clay and Granite

 

Serving Temperature: 55 Degrees

 

Glassware: Bordeaux Glass

 

Drinking Window: Now-2030

 

Decanting: 20 Minutes

 

Tasting Notes: Black Pepper, Black Cherry, Cassis

 

Pairing Suggestion: Barbecue Spare Ribs

 

 

 

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