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Julien Pilon Cote Rotie La Porchette 2018

France, Rhone Valley

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.

Country France
Region Rhone Valley
Appellation Cote Rotie
Winery Domaine Julien Pilon
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Grapes Syrah
¥12,200  (incl. tax)

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.

Country France
Region Rhone Valley
Appellation Cote Rotie
Winery Domaine Julien Pilon
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Grapes Syrah
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Full, dark red colour. The nose delivers classic Côte-Rôtie smokiness, florality and black fruits. It’s immediately engaging. The palate serves cooked plums with spices. It is a seamless,  full-bodied wines framed with some elegant grainy tannins. Very long finish.

Production

Terroir

Gneiss and Granit

Viticulture

Organic farming. Hand harvest.

Vinification

All grapes are destemmed but not crushed. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats and lasts 3 weeks. The malolactic fermentation takes place in oak barrel. Ageing for 18 months in barrel (30% new).

Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Product Code 18R901
MLF yes
Inventory Very Low Stock (9)
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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