Cornas 2018 La Geynale - Vincent Paris
Comes from the best plots, located on the best terroir of the appellation: Le quartier de Reynard. In this district, one hillside stands out: La Geynale. These are hundred-year-old vines on steep south-facing slopes. Everything is gathered here to make an exceptional wine, perhaps the best Cornas, at least that's the goal I've set myself. The result is a wine with a unique character, of great complexity, with a strong but silky tannic presence, powerful and sweet aromas (cooked fruits, spices, roasting) and a long finish.
Starts with a week of cold maceration, then fermentation starts naturally. The vat is pumped over in the morning and in the evening. The use of carbon dioxide gas reduces the SO2 input. After 4 weeks the wine is racked and the marc is pressed, free-run juice and press wine are blended. A first decanting process removes the coarse lees.
The wine is then matured for 1 year in oak barrels that are 1 to 8 years old, there are no new barrels to preserve the aromas of the terroir. At bottling the wine is fined to clarify and refine it. The production is from 4000 to 5000 bottles per year.
This cuvée has a black colour and a nose of great complexity. There are black fruits and spices. On the palate we find the richness of black fruits enhanced by this minerality which gives the wine a magical balance. The wine is dense, rich, powerful and complex while remaining fresh and the tannins, which are still present, are perfectly in harmony. Requires a few years of ageing. Can be kept for 15 years.
|Between 91 and 94
|12,50 % vol - 75 cl
|Areas of Rhône
|From 30 to 50 €