"Domaine & Maison Les Alexandrins" came into being with the collaboration of three figures of the Northern Rhone Valley: Nicolas Jaboulet, 6th generation of a winegrowing family in Tain l’Hermitage since 1834, Guillaume Sorrel, son of Marc Sorrel of Domaine Sorrel in Hermitage, and Alexandre Caso, specialist in the terroirs of the Northern Rhone. They came together in 2012 when Nicolas Jaboulet (head of Maison Nicolas Perrin founded in 2007) and Guillaume Sorrel along with Alexandre Caso (who together founded Domaine Les Alexandrins in Mercurol in 2009) began working parcel by parcel in Crozes-Hermitage for the wines of Maison Nicolas Perrin. Their shared knowledge of the terroir, of the wines that have marked the history of the Northern Rhone Valley, and their appreciation of the great wines of their region quickly inspired them to go even further together.
For these three men, imbued with the savoir-faire of their parents and grandparents, the estate should produce wine in the noblest tradition of the Crozes-Hermitage and Saint-Joseph appellations, from vines planted on historic terroirs. The estate is limited in its appellations (Crozes-Hermitage and Saint-Joseph), limited in volume, and worked parcel by parcel. Work in the vineyard follows the ancestral traditions of the winegrowers of the region. This is the case for the more than 70-year-old Syrah vines of Crozes-Hermitage and also for the almost forgotten, 90-year-old vines in Tournon, for the Saint-Joseph wines. And every year, whether vinifying in whole clusters or otherwise, Domaine Les Alexandrins gives priority to skills which today have sometimes fallen into oblivion in the Northern Rhone Valley.