Syrah, Julien Cécillon 'Cornas'
While the Cécillon label only recently began, Julien’s family has been documented making wine in Tournon for eleven generations. From their winery near Tournon in the historic center of the Rhone Valley, they are dedicated to producing exceptional terroir-driven wines. Julien Cécillon grew up in Tournon-sur-Rhône, surrounded by the maternal branch of the family that includes iconic producers such as his cousin Bernard Faurie, and uncle Jean-Louis Grippat. The Saint Pierre grapes come from a very small .25 hectares plot that only produces 125 cases total.
VINIFICATION 10% whole cluster - Stainless steel vats, soft punchdowns and pumpovers for a soft extraction, long fermentation
ELEVAGE Aged 18 months in new oak barrels of 400L and used barrels of 228L.