In the time since Caves Julien Cecillon was founded in 2011, the winery has become one of the Rhone's most sought-after new producers. Julien is the eleventh generation of winemakers who have plied their trade in Tournon-sur-Rhone, center of the Rhone's wine country - one of his cousins is Bernard Faurie, and Jean-Louis Crippat is his grandfather. He and American wife Nancy Kerschen use their own vineyards, as well as sourced grapes, to craft harmonious, balanced wines that embody the unique terroirs of the Northern Rhone. Cecillon's Syrah Les Graviers is a micro-negociant blend from different sources -the Ardeche and vineyards around Tournon. Hand-harvested grapes are 70% destemmed and vinified in fiber tank, with 30% whole cluster vinified in barrels. Both fermentations use native yeasts. 50% of the wine is bottled after 7-8 months of aging, while the remaining 50% is bottled after 14 months with final aging in oak barrels. The result is a beautiful rendition of Syrah, with an emphasis on elegance, purity of fruit and freshness.