From the magical lands of the Northern Rhône, a man fulfills his dreams with the gorgeous wines of Julien Pilon.
Although a native to the region, Julien Pilon was not from a family of vintners. Studying winemaking at the university, he worked passionately producing wines in regions from Roussillon to Spain. After extensive travel, Julien returned to his birthplace of Chavanay, determined to make a name for himself.
His tutelage with Pierre-Jean Villa, Patrice Porte and Pierre Gaillard of Côte-Rotie fame, cemented his belief in his talent and Julien Pilon began to plant his roots. In 2010, located on the right bank of the Rhône Valley with Condrieu terroir, Julien started crafting a range of micro-négoce wines from local sources.
Over 10 years later, with the Domaine developed, a team created and winery built, Pilon is producing some of the most exciting Rhône wines of genuine flair and class, attracting enthusiastic attention from noteworthy critics. Creating his first wine in his parents garage, Julien focused on producing wines that respected the identity of their terroir, offering both concentration and finesse.
“I want to show how essential the notion of terroir is. My work in terms of harvest selection, vinification and aging goes in this direction, respecting the identity of each wine.”
Julien has a masterly hand with his grapes, brilliantly balancing the tightrope between their natural extravagance and glorious freshness. He produces elegant whites of Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier, vinifying and aging in oak. His reds, equally exceptional, are all 100% Syrah, with beautiful complexity and peppery notes, both fresh and well kept, ready to drink or able to cellar for years to come.
From the prestigious Cru’s of the Northern Rhône - Crozes-Hermitage, Condrieu, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph, Côte-Rôtie and Cornas, Pilon’s exquisite wines are known for their outstanding quality
all while carving out a name for their creator.
This best-kept secret has been a winemaker to watch for sometime.
Receiving accolades and whispers of cult status, Julien Pilon's wines are limited in quantity,
sought after and adored, and we are over the moon to share them with you.
What to expect