Petite Roche is Badel’s fresh and easy-to-drink cuvée from young vines in his wild, high-altitude Rochegrand vineyard at 350m. Aging is in cement to preserve the identity of the syrah grapes grown in granitic soil without wine making tricks. Petite Roche is a very fresh, fruit-forward expression of syrah with all of the signature peppery-dark fruit and drinkability one expects, with an unexpected extra refinement from his exceptional farming. A wine for pure pleasure.
Hailing from the northern Rhône and a family of local farmers, Nicolas Badel is not one to rush anything; instead, he is a steadfast perfectionist who prefers to take his time and do things the right way. Nicolas’ wine-making is non-formulaic; he adapts it to the unique conditions of each vintage. The essence of his philosophy is to make terroir and finesse-driven wines that are pure, precise, clean, and transparent. The wines are well-structured yet also approachable and easy to drink. For this reason, he is now regarded in the same league with his friend Pierre Gonon.
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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