Rhône Valley, France
Soils of Granite, Gneiss and quartz
100% Serine (ancestor of Syrah)
Hand-harvested and sorted.
Low temperature-controlled fermentation A Aging and stirring on fine lees.
100% new barrels from various regions of France.
Malolactic fermentation done in barrel. Racking down during a waxing moon. Bottled without filtration during a waning moon.
Serge Doré met Alain Paret in 1995. Over the years, they have shared many fine bottles and animated discussions about the two grapes that Paret masters, Syrah and Viognier, on his estate in the Northern Rhône Valley. Alain started in 1972 by planting every single root stock, one-by-one every weekend for years, in the revered Saint-Joseph and Condrieu appellations where wine has been made since Roman times.