Julien Cecillon Syrah "Les Graviers", 2020, 750ml
Les Graviers, made from 100% Syrah, is a négociant blend of three vineyard sites in the Rhône. Most of the fruit comes from the southern parts of the Drôme and Ardèche with a smaller amount from vineyards around Tournon. Les Graviers means gravel: the winery was a former gravel warehouse, and the market square in Tournon where Julien grew up is called Place des Graviers. The soils in this 4-hectare cluster of vineyards are clay-limestone and granite with pebbles; fermentation is 70% destemmed, 30% whole-cluster in stainless steel with the wine aging between 8 to 14 months in neutral barrels.