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

Whole-cluster native yeast fermentation in stainless steel vats, followed by two weeks of skin maceration, regular punchdowns/pumpovers, and natural malolactic fermentation in 5-year-old barrels

Elevage14 months in 1 to 6-year-old used barrels
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined / Tangential filtration
Additional info
Total production average3000 bottles
UPC Code Bottle794020260048
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