JULIEN PILON Crozes-Hermitage "On The Rhone Again" 2020
Wine Region: Rhone-Valley - France
Tasting notes: This wine has a beautiful freshness full of aromas. The nose is composed of flowers and white fruits with a pinch of toasted aromas. The taste is rich but still fresh, the acidity is well balanced. The final is slightly salty with a nice length.
About the winery: Julien Pilon described himself as a landless winemaker when he started on his own in 2010. The Domaine is now a modest 5 hectares of vines, some owned, some rented, while the majority of the production is still sourced from purchased grapes. 80 per cent of Julien's production is white wines. He strives to produce white wines with flesh but with maximum freshness too. He wants to make balanced and precise whites. And he quite succeeds at this as he is producing some of the most exciting Rhone whites - wines of genuine flair and class. The wines are very much in the image of the vigneron too understated, stylish and relying more on nuance than overt power. In just a few vintages, his whites are among the best in the region. We recommend you start tracking them down now before word really gets out.