Jean-Baptiste Souillard Crozes-Hermitage Les Habrards 2022
£41.49

Jean-Baptiste Souillard

Jean-Baptiste Souillard Crozes-Hermitage Les Habrards 2022

Country: France
Region: Rhone
Grape: Syrah
Colour: Red
Bottle Size: 75cl
Bottle Weight: 1340g
Alcohol: 13%
Vintage: 2022

A rising star of the Northern Rhone, 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 cuvee are often tiny as Jean Baptise seeks to focus on single parcel expressions. 

Jean-Baptiste seeks freshness in his wines, so has sought out vines mainly on the top of slopes as well as being planted on granite. All his vineyards are listed as 'lute raisonnee'. His red wines are always primarily whole cluster and are vinified in stainless steel tanks. All reds are aged in used oak barrels with racking and bottled un-fined and unfiltered.

 This is the extreme northern limit of the appellation of Crozes-Hermitage. Fruit comes from 2 parcels at the top and bottom of the a southwest-facing slope. 100% whole cluster with indigenous yeast fermentation. 3 weeks maceration with pump-overs. 12 months ageing in old oak. Un-fined and unfiltered. 

PRODUCER NOTES

A rising star of the Northern Rhone, 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 cuvee are often tiny as Jean Baptise seeks to focus on single parcel expressions. 

FARMING & WINEMAKING NOTES

Jean-Baptiste seeks freshness in his wines, so has sought out vines mainly on the top of slopes as well as being planted on granite. All his vineyards are listed as 'lute raisonnee'. His red wines are always primarily whole cluster and are vinified in stainless steel tanks. All reds are aged in used oak barrels with racking and bottled un-fined and unfiltered.

 This is the extreme northern limit of the appellation of Crozes-Hermitage. Fruit comes from 2 parcels at the top and bottom of the a southwest-facing slope. 100% whole cluster with indigenous yeast fermentation. 3 weeks maceration with pump-overs. 12 months ageing in old oak. Un-fined and unfiltered.