2020 Laurent Fayolle Hermitage "Les Diognières", Rhone Valley, France


Deeply colored with a purple rim with a beautiful array of cassis and darker berry fruits along with notes of pepper, earth, and cedar. Beautifully finessed on the palate with silky tannins, full body, no hard edges, and remarkable balance.

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Certified organic. 100% Syrah from a 0.3 ha parcel in the highest section of 'Les Diognieres'. The fruit is harvested by hand from 60+ year old vines which are grown in clay and limestone soil.

Only indigenous yeasts are used during fermentation. Fermented in 1-3-year-old 600L barrels. Aged in 1-3-year-old barrique. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.


Laurent Fayolle is the 6th generation to run this small family estate in the Northern Rhône village of Gervans. In 2002, when his father and uncle split up the family domaine amongst their children, Laurent took control of 7 hectares of prime heirloom parcels (many over 60 years old) in the granite hills located on the backside of the hill of Hermitage. The slopes found in this area around Gervans, Crozes-Hermitage and Larnage are part of the original Crozes-Hermitage classification from 1937 (the southern sections of Les Chassis and Mercurol were added in 1952) due to their close resemblance to the noble hill that looms over them. Once at the helm, his first action was to convert everything to organic farming. Along with his light touch in the cellar (which includes a soft extraction and use of concrete and minimal new wood), he is able to take the incredible raw materials from the complex terroirs he farms (terraced granite and loess slopes, limestone, round river galets) and create wines of supreme elegance and refinement. This is “Grand Cru” Crozes at its absolute finest.


Grape(s) Syrah
Farming Organic