Stéphane Cyran is working from an interesting vantage point. Perched in the Lorraine, a forgotten region of France with grape growing infrastructure that’s nestled in between the Jura and Alsace, Cyran has access to his own proprietary fruit of Pinot Noir and Gamay, as well as buying power as a négociant from the nearby regions, which makes his wines made from purchased fruit feel even less ‘négoce’ by proximity. Cyran has been one to watch for awhile, and the wines just keep getting better, especially this batch of both proprietary single varietal bottles, as well as a couple of sleek Alsatian négoce picks.
Auxerrois (Alsace négoce)
En Route Mauvaise Troupe 2021
Pinot Blanc / Chasselas / Sylvaner / Savagnin Rose (Alsace négoce)