Syrah, Julien Cecillon 'Les Marguerites'
'Les Marguerites' comes from an exceptional single parcel located on the backside of the Hermitage hill, just above the town of Crozes. Named Pierre Aiguille (Stone Needle), the vineyard is set in a natural amphitheater, with triple exposure to the south, west, and east. Only 250 cases were produced.
Whole-cluster native yeast fermentation in stainless steel vats, followed by two weeks of skin maceration, regular punchdowns/pumpovers, and natural malolactic fermentation in 5-year-old barrels. Aged 14 months in 1 to 6-year-old used barrels.