Crozes-Hermitage Rouge Les Marguerites

Julien Cecillon

Julien Cecillon - Crozes Hermitage _Les Marguerites_

Red Wine





Les Marguerites comes from an exceptional single parcel located on the backside of the Hermitage hill, just above the town of Crozes. Named Pierre Aiguille (Stone Needle), the vineyard is set in a natural amphitheater, with triple exposure to the south, west, and east. Before Nancy and Julien took over the vines in 2012, the entire production was sold off to négociants. The organic transition was difficult for the vines, but they are seeing a real difference. The Cecillons officially became the owners of this parcel in 2020. The cuvée is named in honor of their mothers and grandmothers.

Vineyard name

Pierre Aiguilles

Soil type

Granite de Tournon with large quartz crystals.

Vine age1936 and 1955
Vineyard size0.8 ha
ExpositionEast / Southeast
Altitude250-280 m

90% whole cluster. 2 weeks maceration. Native yeast, fermentation in stainless steel vats and 10% in new oak barrels. Regular punchdowns and pumpovers. Malolactic fermentation in 5 year old barrels with only natural yeasts.

Elevage14 months in 1 to 6-year-old used barrels.
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined / Tangential filtration