Alain Graillot Crozes Hermitage 2019

$42.00

750ml

92+ pts. Wine Advocate

36 in stock

SKU: 1112771201900750 Categories: , ,

Description

100% Syrah. In France’s Northern Rhone Valley, there are few names as revered as Graillot. It was in 1985 that the now legendary Alain Graillot, who after working with the venerable Jacques Seysses at Domaine Dujac, came back to his home in Crozes-Hermitage to start his own domaine. With each passing year his devotion to the art of making hauntingly delicious Syrah from his organically farmed, stone-laden vineyards, has been rewarded with an ever-growing and highly dedicated following around the world. Alain’s sons Maxime and Antoine have been in charge since 2008, with Alain working closely alongside them to this day. All the work is still completely the same as it ever was: hand-harvesting, organic farming, whole-cluster fermentation, and aging the wines primarily in 1-to-3-year-old barrels purchased from some of the top estates in Burgundy. The ever-popular Crozes-Hermitage comes from 30-year-old vines in the villages of La Chene Verts and is fermented in concrete before being moved to barrel for aging. If you want a great intro to Northern Rhone Syrah, and one of the best examples of Crozes-Hermitage, look no further. The domaine’s status as one of the top domaines in all of France is without question and the whole lineup are must-have for any serious Northern Rhone fan.

Tasting Notes
Atypically big, rich and velvety, the 2019 Crozes Hermitage emanates from a vintage whose yields were cut in half by hail. Bottled in March 2021, it delivers rolling waves of ripe black cherries, tinged with understated herbal notes and a long, luxuriously textured finish.
- Joe Czerwinski

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Vintage

2019

Producer

Alain Graillot

Country

France

Area

Rhone

Region

Northern Rhone

Appellation

Crozes Hermitage

Varietal

Syrah

Style

Red