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Crozes-Hermitage La Guiraude Domaine Graillot 2009

  • Spices
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Color:Red
  • 13% 
  • 1.5L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

La Guiraude is, without question, one of Alain Graillot's most successful cuvées. It should be drunk young, or after ageing for a few years, which will give it those irresistible smoky aromas. More info

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 very slightly marked label
  • Country/Region: Rhône
  • Appellation/Wine: Crozes-Hermitage
  • Producer/Owner: Domaine Graillot
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Crozes-Hermitage La Guiraude Domaine Graillot serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Magret de canard aux morilles, Epaule d'agneau braisée, Palombe rôtie.

Peak: Drink until 2024

  • Vintage score: 17/20
  • Lot presentation
    Crozes-Hermitage La Guiraude Domaine Graillot

    Cuvée presentation

    A symbolic cuvée of the domain, even from young, La Guiraude showcases all the potential of the Syrah. Only produced during noteworthy vintages, La Guiraude is a single grape variety whose vines were mostly planted by Alain Graillot in 1986. Harvested by hand, it is then aged in barriques. Paired with black pudding cottage pie or stuffed quail, this deep ruby red wine has a flavoursome and structured palate. Very concentrated, it entices us with its finesse and intense aromatic persistence. It also exudes the typical Syrah aromas of the appellation: ripe black fruit and spices. A very fine cuvée which certain critics cannot help comparing with the Cathelin of Domaine Chave… and quite right too!

    Information about domain Domaine Graillot

    The former engineer, Alain Graillot, arrived in Crozes-Hermitages in 1985. Soon after he proved himself to be a master of growing Syrah despite his avant-garde thoughts about respecting nature. In fact, Alain Graillot's principles of banning insecticides and herbicides, working the soil with a plough and whole cluster vinifcation proved pioneering. His cuvées soon stood out for their quality and consistency throughout vintages. Today it is Alain's sons Antonie and Maxime who carry the torch while he busies himself advising domaines both in France and abroad in countries as far as Australia and Morocco but also in Italy and Spain. His vineyard spans 17ha in the Crozes Hermitage Rouge AOC, 3 ha in Crozes Hermitages Blanc and 1.5ha in Saint-Joseph Rouge.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 2 Bottles
    • Level: 2 into-neck
    • Label: 2 very slightly marked label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Rhône
    • Appellation/Wine: Crozes-Hermitage
    • Producer/Owner: Domaine Graillot
    • Vintage: 2009
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: Drink until 2024
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Environment friendly 
    • Size (in ha): 17
    • Volume: 15000 bottles
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Spices
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Syrah

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    Crozes-Hermitage La Guiraude Domaine Graillot 2009

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