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Domaine des Lises began with the 2004 vintage. It is a project from Maxime Graillot, son of winemaker, Alain Graillot; Alain is world-famous for his meticulous, expressive, and delicious Syrahs. Maxime takes after his father in his love and admiration of the grape’s potential. Based in Crozes-Hermitage, Maxime is a very focused winemaker, producing artisanal wines with maximal varietal and terroir expression. The vineyards are close in proximity to his father’s, so they have the same exposure, elevation, and density.

One of the smallest and most important Syrah regions of northern Rhone, Hermitage is practically one single south-facing slope of crushed granite, thinly covered with varied, yet well-charted soil types. Many climats (well identified parcels) exist within Hermitage and while some smaller producers make single climat Syrahs, some larger ones blend to make one balanced expression of the appellation.