Maxime Graillot Tutored Tasting Sydney

Maxime Graillot - Owner / Winemaker Domaine de Fa (Beaujolais) Domaine des Lises & Alain Graillot (Crozes-Hermitage)

Outward-looking and motivated, Maxime Graillot is a good receiver of his father`s baton. He is determined to make wine in his own style, emphasizing elegance. This is likely to become well-known and fashionable wine. The Crozes from his own vines is called Domaine des Lises. JOHN LIVINGSTONE-LEARMONTH

Though Hermitage is still king of the northern Rhone appellations, the larger, more heterogeneous Crozes-Hermitage is the region's rising star, thanks to topflight winemakers like Alain Graillot... in the space of 17 years Alain Graillot has established a reputation for making his Crozes Hermitage the most sought after of the appellation. In spite of only 20 hectares of vineyards, his wines are sold world wide on an allocation basis only. They are a special favourite with the most prestigious restaurants in France and elsewhere. Alain has a passion for the Syrah grape from which he makes hand crafted wines of great distinction and enormous elegance. THE WINE SPECTATOR