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Julien Pilon - Crozes Hermitages Le Buveur d'Argile 2021

France, Rhone Valley

Here is one of the latest cuvée of Domaine Julien Pilon.
And we can say that it is a great success with this elegant and charming Crozes-Hermitage!

Country France
Region Rhone Valley
Appellation Crozes Hermitage
Winery Domaine Julien Pilon
Vintage 2021
Color Red
Grapes Syrah
¥6,300  (incl. tax)

Here is one of the latest cuvée of Domaine Julien Pilon.
And we can say that it is a great success with this elegant and charming Crozes-Hermitage!

Country France
Region Rhone Valley
Appellation Crozes Hermitage
Winery Domaine Julien Pilon
Vintage 2021
Color Red
Grapes Syrah
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

On the nose, we find intense aromas of black fruits and beautiful peppery notes.
The mouth is concentrated and greedy with a beautiful matter and fine and velvety tannins.
Buveur d'Argile is a very nice Crozes, signed by Julien Pilon, to be tasted with a nice beef rib.

Data
Closure Crown
Volume 750ml
Product Code 21R906
Inventory In Stock (109)
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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