Domaine Julien Pilon

Native of the Rhône Valley, Julien Pilon spent more than 10 years working in Spain and Roussillon, learning winemaking in famous wineries such as Mas Amiel (Roussillon), Terra Remonta (Spain) and Jean Pierre Villa (Rhone). Julien Pilon described himself as a landless winemaker when he started on his own in 2010.

“I will always remember my first vintage. I didn’t have any warehouse to make my wine, so I created one in the middle of the garage of my parents.”

In the vinyard
He began as a negociant and selecting very carefully the grapes to vinify. He started with 1.5 hectars and now the domain is a modest 5 hectares of vines, some owned, some rented, while the majority of the production is still sourced from purchased grapes.
The harvest is manual and he start his conversion to organic agriculture.

Vinification
80 percent of Julien’s production is white. He strives to produce white wines with flesh but with maximum freshness too. He wants to make balanced and precise whites. He is producing some of the most exciting Rhône whites - wines of genuine flair and class. The wines are very much in the image of the vigneron too – understated, stylish and relying more on nuance than overt power.”

In just a few vintages, his whites are among the best in the region. We recommend you start tracking them down now, before word really gets out.

Address

8 Rue Cuvillière 69420 Condrieu France

Country

France

Region

Northern Rhone

Appellation

Condrieu, Cornas, Cote Rotie, Crozes Hermitage, IGP Des Collines Rhodaniennes, St Joseph, St Peray, VDP Sessuel, Vin de Pays


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Wines from this Winery


Julien Pilon Marsanne Le Bruit des Vagues

Pure Marsanne, Le bruit des vagues is a great introduction to Pilon’s style. It is kept fresh and pure, so lovely to drink now.   Means "The sound of waves".

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¥3,154
Julien Pilon Viognier Mon Grand Pere etait limonadier

Julien pays tribute to his grand-father who was delivering wine and coal to bars. All of Julien’s labels are related to his past. Julien succeeds in keeping great freshness from his viognier despite the grape's opulent personality. It is a wine to share with friends on its fruitiness. 

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14 RVF
¥3,927
Julien Pilon St Peray Les Maisons de Victor

Victor was Julien’s grandfather is Chavanay. He likes the smells in this house. From this small appellation Julien crafts a mineral and elegant wine.  Mean "Victor's houses"

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15 RVF
¥4,389
Julien Pilon Crozes Hermitage blanc
Julien Pilon St Joseph blanc Un Dimanche à Lima

Lima was Julien’s last stop in his trip around the world. That’s where, on a Sunday, that he dreamt of making wines in the Northern Rhone. This St Joseph is full of energy, juicy and packed with complex and pure fruits.   Means " A sunday at Lima"

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16 RVF
¥4,923
julien Pilon St Joseph 'Rue Des Poissonniers'
Julien Pilon Syrah Frontière
Julien Pilon Viognier Frontière
Domaine Julien Pilon Cornas L'Elegance Du Caillou

The name of this cuvee tells it all: ‘An elegant wine made from stones’. Like all syrah from cornas it is austere and mineral but it also displays a complex elegance.

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¥8,316
Domaine Julien Pilon Cote Rotie La Porchette

La Porchette is a small plot of old-vine syrah in Bassenon. Some old vines from les Roziers are also added. The blend is a svelte and deep Côte-Rôtie of devastating purity.

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¥9,394
Domaine Julien Pilon Cote Rotie La Porchette

La Porchette is a small plot of old-vine syrah in Bassenon. Some old vines from les Roziers are also added. The blend is a svelte and deep Côte-Rôtie of devastating purity.

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¥9,394
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