Domaine des Hauts Chassis

  • Owner : Frank Faugier
  • Location : Les Chassis, Crozes-Hermitage appellation
  • AOC : Saint-Peray, Crozes-Hermitage, Saint-Joseph
  • Grapes varieties : Syrah, Marsanne, Roussanne
  • Terroir : granite, loess, limestone, clay
  • Work philosophy : organic viticulture
  • One wine : Les Chassis 2020, Crozes-Hermitage Red, 93 pts Decanter & 90-92 pts Jeb Dunnuck

The Story

Domaine des Haut Châssis is a family estate located in the area of "Les Chassis", in the center of the Crozes-Hermitage appellation. Frank Faugier is the 5th generation and took over the 20 hectares in 1998, and created the estate in 2003, named after the hamlet where it is located : his vineyard is mainly located in the Crozes-Hermitage appellation, but he is producing Saint-Joseph and Saint-Péray as well. He is farming the entire estate organically since 2014 (certified in 2017). His son Raphaël joined the estate in 2022, after several experiences and 6 years of studying the wine.

The Wine Selection