Domaine Vincent Paris Cornas Granit 60, Rhone, France 2012

Domaine Vincent Paris Cornas Granit 60, Rhone, France 2012


Domaine Vincent Paris's Granit 60 has depth and richness, his wines are bold and powerful. Granit 60 comes from manually harvested, bio-dynamically grown vineyards. Fermented in steel and oak barrels with indigenous (native) yeast and aged in barriques up to 12 months. No fining or filtration is used.

Beautiful complex aromas of cassis, black cherry, liquorice and violet. On the palate, the wine is rich, ripe, full-body, soft tannins and good acidity giving freshness. Expressive example of Northern Rhone Syrah, refined, elegant like a Pinot Noir. Producing only five thousand bottles a year, Domaine Vincent's wines are not yet widely discovered, but can already be found on the wine lists of several three-star Michelin restaurants.     

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95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck-Wine Advocate - There’s 5,000 bottles of the sensational 2012 Cornas Granit 60 Vielles Vignes. Completely destemmed and aged 18 months in 2- to 8-year-old barrels, its purple/black color is followed by an incredible nose of black raspberry, kirsch, crushed rock and violets. Possessing more tension and depth than the Granit 30, it’s full-bodied, thrillingly rich and has solid underlying acidity and tannic structure... They’re some of the top wines in the appellation and readers need to get on this young vigneron’s bandwagon! 
17 Points, Jancis Robinson - Wonderfully inviting aroma: pure, expressive cassis and black cherry and just a touch of garrigue. So elegantly structured that you barely notice the fine framework of tannin and acidity. A wine of real beauty and elegance. Echoes of Pinot. But don't come looking for a blockbuster. (JH).

Cornas, Northern Rhone

Cornas is a village in the northern Rhone valley which produces rich, long-lived red wines. The area is blessed with the same steep granite slopes and high sunshine hours Hermitage and makes a similar, if slightly less refined, style of wine. Cornas has only 110ha of vineyards just south of the larger Saint-Joseph appellation. Cornas' limited size brings focus to its wine production and it does not suffer from the variable reputation caused by higher output volumes as Saint-Joseph does. At present, the Cornas wines do not attract such high prices as their better-known rivals to the north, so they provide affordable access to high-quality wines characteristic of the Rhone style. Cornas wines are made exclusively from the Syrah. They are powerful and dark, often with supple, ripe tannins.