100% Syrah. St-Julien en St-Alban is on the western side of the Rhône River, across from Brézème in the Ardèche. Its granite-based soils are similarly rich in the old-clone Syrah called Serine, for which he uses the "Domaine de Pergaud" moniker on the label. Eric found this ancient vineyard area neglected but blessed with these old vines that were never touched by chemicals or fertilizers. These vines were planted in the 1940's. As with all of his reds, there is no destemming; whole clusters are crushed and fermented with indigenous yeasts; the wine is aged for 30 months in old 25-hectoliter foudres.