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Domaine Houillon

Grenache Syrah - 2017 - Aurélien Houillon

An intense nose of jammy black fruit and spices...  Palate: lovely body, fine, lavish tannins, extremely fruity... Considering this was his first shot at winemaking, Aurélien seems to be a born marksman. Now we’ll have to wait a little to see how the wines evolve in the bottle – this cuvée had the most barrel ageing of all the 2017s.

Size
75 cl
Original features
Sulfite-free
Appellation
Côtes du Rhône
Degree of alcohol
14 %
To drink from
2020 to 2027
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€24.90
VAT included

Blend: 70% Grenache Noir, 30% Syrah. The vines are between 25 and 35 years old, grown on slightly sandy clay-limestone soils. Vines in conversion to organic and biodynamic viticulture. Yields are around 20 hl/ha, and grapes are hand harvested. Vinification: 100% de-stemmed, 10 weeks of maceration. Maturation: 8 months in old barrels, the blended wine matures an additional month in stainless steel vats. Bottled in November 2018. No additives and above all no sulphur!

Aurélien Houillon

Aurélien Houillon

Charlotte and Aurélien Houillon… their name may ring a bell! Aurélien is  none other than  the brother of Emmanuel Houillon, and like him was initiated in to  the secrets of the vine and natural wine  by  Pierre Overnoy, and  took  part in the adventure of his famous Pupillin estate. The savoir-faire  instilled in him  would  then  be put  in to practice elsewhere and  upon...

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