Vin de France Syrah Les Graviers

Julien Cecillon

Julien Cecillon - Syrah _Les Graviers_

Red Wine


Vin de France



Les Graviers is a négociant blend of Syrah from three vineyard sites in the Rhône Valley. The majority of fruit comes from the southern parts of the Drôme and Ardèche regions, and a smaller amount comes from vineyards around Tournon. Les Graviers means gravel, which is a reference to the humble-yet-essential stone used in everyday life. The name has a few other meanings to Cecillon: First, the winery was a former gravel warehouse, and second, the market square in Tournon where Julien grew up is called Place des Graviers.

Vineyard name

70% Ardeche Sud: Saint-Martin d’Ardeche, 30% Rhone Nord

Soil type

30% granite, 70% clay-limestone soils with pebbles.

Vine ageBetween 15 and 80 years old (30% old vines)
Vineyard size4 ha
PruningCordon de Royat and Guyot
Altitude300-500 m

70% destemmed / 30% whole-cluster native yeast fermentation in stainless steel vats.

Elevage50% bottled after being aged for 7-8 months, 50% bottled after being aged for 14 months in oak barrels.
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined / Tangential filtration