Notes from the Cellar
Notes from the Cellar – Tips from Master Sommelier Jonathan Pullis
The mix of red and black fruits combined with the pepper, flowers and herbaceous quality mean they compliment lamb, beef and all wild game. Whether from the old or new world, I recommend trying one tonight.
My current pick? The 2009 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage from France. Alain founded his domaine in 1985 and has quickly become one of the most respected producers. Alain harvests grapes by hand and works organically, employing whole-cluster fermentation.
This is a 100% syrah from the northern Rhone (although some white grapes are allowed). The wines ages primarily in 1 to 3-year-old burgundy barrels. Enjoy!