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Region: Rhone Valley
Grape Variety: 80% Marsanne & 20% Roussanne
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2017
Serving Temperature: 9 °C
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Very lively, with mouthwatering acidity driving a host of lavender, iron, and bramble notes through dense raspberry and blackberry fruit. A sanguine note adds lovely, tangy length to the finish. Should rival the 2005 for best among recent vintages. Drink now through 2017
Alain Graillot has been producing wines reflecting his integrity and high standards since 1985. Born in the Northern Rhone, he left to pursue a career in business, but returned home to his dream of creating great wines. Without the opportunity of stepping into an existing family winery, Alain undertook formal studies in Burgundy while seeking the guidance and inspiration of the best of the new generation of winemakers including Jacques Seysses of Dominique Dujac. He has now some 15 ha in Crozes-Hermitage itself as well as 1 ha in St-Joseph. He matures his red wines in one year old french oak barrels from Burgundy.
|Producer||Domaine Alain Graillot|
|Serving Temperature||9 °C|
|Grape Variety||80% Marsanne & 20% Roussanne|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Robert Parker||89 Points|
|Wine Spectator||91 Points|