Rhône Valley, France
Côtes du Rhône
30-year-old vines in steep granite slopes with stone terrace walls
Manually harvested during very early hours to maintain a cooler temperature
De-stemmed 100% and crushed; délestage (rack and return) and punching down of the cap.
60% oak barrels, 40% stainless steel tanks. Aged on fine lees with daily stirring for 1 month
Alain Paret 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. Over the years, awards have steadily come in, with Robert Parker calling him “a producer to be taken seriously.”