Importer Notes - Paris Wine Company :
Variety -100% Syrah
Annual production 11,500 bottles
Vineyard name Font Levat Rouelle Nord
Vine Age 30 years average Size 3.5 HA (8.6 acres) including all St. Joseph vines Terroir Granite
Vinification 100% destemmed. Natural yeast fermentation in fiberglass tanks. 3 pumpovers per day. Maceration à chaud at 30-32ºC
Elevage 12-15 months in 1-5 year old barrels Notes A blend of Syrah from 4 communes: Ardoix, Charnas, Malleval, and Limony, all with granite soils and South-southeast exposure.
About Aurélien Chatagnier created his own domaine in 2002, when he was just in his early 20s, piecing together his vineyards parcel by parcel over the next decade. The vineyards at the domaine are predominantly granite, and very steep. The house style leans towards a lean, pure style of winemaking, and shows the reason why some of the best producers in the area decided to pass the torch over to Aurelien as one of the best young winemakers in the region.