Les 3 Barbus


Recently we visited maverick winemaker Stanislas Wallut of Domaine de Villeneuve at Chateauneuf du Pape, we were amused by his label ( “Les Trois Barbus” = bearded ones) for the collaboration he has going with two other bearded gentleman in the Northern Rhone , Mathieu Barret of Cornas, and David Reynaud at Crozes Hermitage, a fine blend of Stanislas’s old vine Grenache and Syrah from the North. At Stanislas's recommendation I caught up with David last month at his caveau on the plains of Crozes Hermitage – very nice guy, an excellent bio-dynamic producer of Crozes and a very fine looking beard to boot!