Vigneron Aurélien Houillon comes from the amazing Houillon family of Jura with brother Emmanuel working alongside the legendary Pierre Overnoy and sister Adeline (with partner Renaud Bruyère) producing wine under their own incredible label. Indeed, Aurélien was raised a Jura winemaker and spent formative years with Pierre Overnoy before embarking on this individual project in southern Rhone. Of course, the small plots of vines are farmed organically and, of course, no additions are used in winemaking. Indeed, with Jura in mind, the winemaking overlay is particularly gentle, producing some of the finest, fresh and most delicate, pure-feeling Rhone wines we've seen. A revelation.
Purity, freshness, finesse. Three good words here. Such a fine-boned, pretty and perfumed red. It's a wine that sits so easily in that delicate red wine zone but likewise leaves delivers a full experience - a web of fine tannins, bright acidity, herb-laced fresh berry fruitiness, and feels reminiscent of the vivacious red wines of Jura, through the lens of these amazing Rhone Valley vineyards. Unique, is the other word.