Domaines des Hauts Châssis
Winemaker: Franck Faugier
Region: Côtes du Rhône, France
Sometimes research and know how are trumped by good luck. We were tipped on to this producer by Master Sommelier Claire Thevenot when attending an Henri Giraud event in 2016. We then set about finding his unassuming winery on the river gravels east of the granitic mass that is Hermitage.
Winemaker and owner Frank Faugier cuts a large and distinctly rural figure which is at odds with his modern and impeccably clean winery. His understated, easy going nature comes through in his no fuss winemaking method that allows the elegance of Syrah and the superb location within Crozes-Hermitage to show through.
No tricks here, just honest and flavoursome wines.
2014 Crozes Hermitage Les Galets
2012 Crozes Hermitage Les Châssis
2016 Saint Joseph
“Frank Faugier is a vigneron of the old school…..in terms of style and quality they are absolutely fantastic”.
Berry Bros & Rudd