Grapes: 100% Gamay
Region: France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Fleurie
Farming: Organic (In Conversion to Biodynamic)
"The 2016 Fleurie from Antoine Graillot represents a definite success in a challenging vintage, wafting from the glass with a somewhat reticent bouquet of smoky red-black fruit. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, tangy and supple, with light chewy tannins making themselves felt on the backend." - Wine Advocate
VINEYARD Roche Guillon is a single vineyard, one of the highest in elevation in the Fleurie appellation. The vineyards are in steep terrain, west facing and planted in Clay-limestone soil.
VINIFICATION Whole cluster fermentation, with a semi-carbonic maceration, then aged in 1-3 year old foudre. Winery is certified organic, in conversion to biodynamic.
The Graillot family has established a reputation in Northern Rhône for producing exquiste Syrah since 1985. In 2011, Maxime Graillot, owner and winemaker for both Domaine des Lises and Alain Graillot, and his brother Antoine, expanded their winemaking horizons to Beaujolais where they purchased 5 ha of declassified parcels on the Côte de Besset in Saint-Amour and 3 ha in Fleurie. The domaine is located at Alain Graillot’s mother’s house in Tournon-sur-Rhône between Burgundy and Lyon and takes its name from the farm where Madame Graillot grew up.