Domaine Des Lises

Domaine Des LisesThere are 2 products.

Maxime Graillot, son of famous Crozes-Hermitage legend Alain Graillot, began making very small quantity of Grozes-Hermitage with the 2004 vintage from plots located in Pont-de-L'Isère. There the soils are full of gravels and alluvial stones, low in clay and fast draining, much like his father's more notherly plot in Le Chêne Vert. Planted in the early 1980s, the vineyard is farmed organically, the grapes are hand harvested and yield are low. A few years ago, Maxime decided to use horse ploughing to avoid ground pressure compaction and to increase planting density.
Unlike Domaine Alain Graillot, 80% of the grapes are destemmed before the fermentations in concrete tanks. Ageing takes place in different types of old barrels : 225L, 600L and large oak tronconic vats, no new oak is used in the cellar.
The wines are the perfect examples of pure, bright Syrah from the Northern Rhône emphasizing on elegance, fruit and minerality.