Maxime Graillot 2020 Domaine Equis St-Joseph des Lises 2020
There are few names as revered in the Northern Rhône as the name Graillot. It was in 1985 that the legendary Alain Graillot, who after working with Jacques Seysses at Domaine Dujac, came back to his home in Crozes-Hermitage to start his own domaine. With each passing year, his devotion to the art of making hauntingly delicious Syrah has been rewarded with an ever growing and highly dedicated following around the world. And so it would seem quite the daunting task for the child of such a luminary to follow in the footsteps of such a giant. Well luckily for us and the wine world, Alain’s eldest son Maxime Graillot not only continued the legacy started by his father, he also blazed his own trail in winemaking excellence.
His Saint-Joseph comes from an incredibly steep slope in the absolute heart of the appellation, a plot that cannot be harvested or plowed mechanically. This is probably the most structured of the lineup, with taut red and dark fruits complemented by crushed stones and dried dark flowers.
A Wine Guy Selection