Papillon is a wine whose fruit is pure and crunchy. To elaborate this cuvee each year, a role of composition is required as the estate selects the best plots to get a young fruity wine, decides how long it should age in barrels and creates the ideal blending of various terroirs.
Although the Cave Cooperative de Tain l’Hermitage is one of France’s best, every year young and dynamic growers leave this cooperation to make and bottle wines themselves. One of them is Gilles Robin who started his own domaine in 1996. His vineyards are located in the appellation of Crozes-Hermitage where over 11 hectares of Syrah is planted on the stony and sandy ‘La Terrace de Chassis’.