2020 Barruol/Lynch Crozes-Hermitage “Gervans”
This bottle is simultaneously serious-drinking and ready-to-go. It’s a really fun food wine to enjoy with burgers, steak, or sausages any night of the week.
Sustainable farming practices (lutte raisonnée), hand-harvested, unfined and unfiltered.
Only 5 left in stock
Louis Barruol is an indefatigable force in the Rhône. He is the fourteenth generation in his family to be making wine at his sixteenth-century estate in Gigondas. On what was once the site of a Roman villa, Louis’ cellars show spectacular remains of old, Roman vinification vats carved into the limestone.
While based in the southern Rhône, Louis is incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about the great Syrahs grown farther north—a passion he discovered he shares with Kermit, who over the decades has worked with some of Louis’ northern Rhône idols including Marius Gentaz, Raymond Trollat , and Auguste Clape. In an homage to these legendary vignerons and the increasingly rare style of traditional winemaking they practiced, Louis became a micro-negociant, working closely with top growers in the northern Rhône who still work with Sérine, an ancient clone of Syrah known for its aromatic finesse. Producing only a few precious barrels of each cuvée, Louis is helping to save the authenticity and the identity of many great old Côte Rôtie parcels, as well as those of Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, and occasionally Saint-Joseph, by keeping them out of the hands of the large, corporate traders in the area.