Domaine Xavier Gerard
Xavier Gerard is one of the new stars of the Northern Rhone growers. Xavier, now in his 30s, received from his father a set of fabulous parcels spread from Côte Rotie (including a tiny holding in La Landonne vineyard), Condrieu and Saint Joseph. His first vintage was 2013, and soon after the wines became available in the international market he received a cult status. In a recent comprehensive 2015 Northern Rhone “blind” tasting by Decanter magazine panel of professionals, Xavier’s 2015 Cote Rotie was chosen as one of the two best wines of the tasting and was rated 97 points.