The most sought after wine of the Crozes Hermitage appellation, Domaine Alain Graillot is now made managed by Alain’s very capable sons Maxime and Antoine. Syrocco: the story of Alain Graillot’s discovery of the Thalvin winery, located in the lee of the Atlas Mountains, has entered wine folk lore. While cycling in the Zenata area of Morocco, with its relatively temperate climate, he realised the region’s potential for growing fine Syrah.
In the space of 20 years Alain Graillot has established a reputation for making his Crozes Hermitage the most sought after of the appellation. In spite of only 20 hectares of vineyards, his wines are sold world wide on an allocation basis only. They are a special favourite with the most prestigious restaurants in France and elsewhere. Alain has a passion for the Syrah grape from which he makes hand crafted wines of great distinction and enormous elegance. His son Maxime has taken over direction of the estate with his father remaining in the not too distant background.