Les Jalets is the ancient term for “galets”, the large, round, well-worn stones that were carried down from the Alps by glaciers during the last ice age. The Syrah grapes are from vineyards located in the terraces of Les Chassis in Crozes Hermitage. The vineyard is a stony plain of glacial origin with deep soils composed of clay and pebbles or galets. These rounded stones soak up heat from the sun during the day and they it release at night, enabling grapes to mature at an optimal steady pace. The organic grapes grow on 25-year-old Syrah vines. The grapes are hand-harvested, carefully sorted, and destemmed. The maceration lasts for three weeks with daily pump overs. The wine is aged for 12 months in a combination of French oak vats (50%), French oak barrels (25%), and stainless steel vats (25%). Potential to age up to 10 years.

Harvest Note
The 2022 vintage began with a lack of rainfall during the winter months. Budburst was rather late but vegetative development accelerated quickly. Flowering took place towards the later half of May and very quickly due to high temperatures. The summer started with a stormy episode that gaves the vines some rest. Very hot weather followed in July and August without any rain. Rains in mid-August allowed the vines to recover. The grapes were on average lower in weight than normal, promising a rich vintage with concentrated flavors and beautiful colors.
Tasting Note
Deep garnet red in color, this wine offers aromas of raspberry, wild strawberry, and spicy notes like licorice
Food Pairing
Pepper steak, braised stew
Technical Data
GRAPES: Syrah (100%)
APPELLATION: Crozes-Hermitage AOC
PH: 3.82
ABV: 12.5%
AGING: Aged for 12 months in French oak vats (50%), French oak barrels (25%), and stainless steel vats (25%)
Unique Selling Points
  • Named for “galets” or large, round stones found in the local soils
  • Grapes are certified AB Organic
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