2019 Laurent Fayolle Crozes-Hermitage "Clos les Cornirets", Rhone Valley, France

A beautilf medley ofstone plus dark berry and a handful of pencil shavings. The palate is medium to full-bodied but comes across as slightly more concentrated and structured with ripe tannins that shape the palate into a long softly dusty finish.


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Certified organic. 100% Syrah from 70+ year old vines. The vineyard site is a 0.83 ha monopole on the backside of the Hermitage hill in the original Crozes village of Crozes-Hermitage. Steep, terraced parcel that sits over granite.

The fruit is 100% de-stemmed and only indigenous yeasts are used for fermentation. Fermentation and aging take place in barrel (15% new). The wine is 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