Julien Pilon Saint Peray Les Maisons de Victor 2018

Julien Pilon Saint Peray Les Maisons de Victor

¥5,000

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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About this Wine


Country France
Region Rhone Valley
Appellation St Peray
Winery Domaine Julien Pilon
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) Marsanne (80%), Roussanne (20%) 
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13%
Product Code 18W902
MLF yes
Other Organic
Inventory In Stock (103)

Owning & Enjoying


Tasting notes

The wine displays some acacia (some of the barrels are in acacia), honey and verbena accents and buried minerality through the finish. It shows a round feel (walnut, honey) but with a breezy, pure finish. Very harmonious, elegant and balanced. 

Pairing

White fish carpaccio, goat cheese. 

Production


Terroir

Granite and limestone

Viticulture

Organic farming. Hand harvest.  
 

Vinification

Direct pressing and settling before fermentation in old barrels. The ageing last 10 months in used barrels (90%) and new barrels (10%). Malolactic fermentation is done. No steering.

Winery


Winery Description

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.

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