2017 Julien Pilon Crozes Hermitage On The Rhone Again

2017 Julien Pilon Crozes Hermitage On The Rhone Again

5 in stock

$55.50

5 in stock 1.33 kg .

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Pilon’s example originates from northerly granite ledges of Crozes-Hermitage itself, producing clear flavours in contrast to the clunky, even chunky, roundness of whites from the plain. This has precision, gaining depth with air and finishing with a lovely tingle of spice and honey.

Although a native of Chavanay (next village to Condrieu), Julien is not from a winemaking family. After wine college, he travelled widely, producing wine in both the Roussillon and Spain, as well as working for local champions Cuilleron, Gaillard and Pierre-Jean Villa. “My wife and I decided to return to Chavanay. I’ve always had a special attraction for whites of the region and so decided on a different approach from others. I strive to produce Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier with flesh but with maximum freshness too. I want to make balanced and precise whites.” So, in 2010, Julien started crafting a range of micro-négoce wines, from local sources. Five years later, Pilon is producing some of the most exciting Rhône whites – wines of genuine flair and class – and attracting excitable attention from both critics and other importers.

“ This has definitely become a domaine to watch. The wines are very much in the image of the vigneron too – understated, stylish and relying more on nuance than overt power” W I N E SPECTATOR

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