Crozes-Hermitage 2019, Souillard, France
Captivating northern Rhone Syrah. Supple with scented black plum notes with a touch of dried mint, black olives, a meaty note and a hint of black pepper.
A rising star of the Northern Rhône, Jean-Baptiste returned to St Joseph after working in New Zealand, Australia, California, Bordeaux and Burgundy. He has sought out small high altitude parcels that express balance and elegance. Quantities of each cuvée are often tiny as Jean Baptiste seeks to focus on single parcel expressions.
Partially whole cluster fermentation in tanks, indigenous yeast - then aged in used barrels, and bottled unfined and unfiltered.