Syrah, Julien Cecillon
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.
Les Graviers is a negociant blend of 100% Syrah from three sources in the Rhone Valley. The majority comes from the southern parts of the Drôme and Ardèche regions, and a smaller amount from vineyards around Tournon. Les Graviers means “Gravel”, a reference to the humble, though essential stone used everyday.
VINIFICATION 30% whole cluster in barrels, 70% destemmed in stainless steel vats, native yeast fermentation.
AGING 50% bottled after being aged for 7-8 months, 50% bottled after being aged for 14 months, final ageing in oak barrels.