2014 Vincent Paris Granit 30 CornasSyrah / Shiraz from France
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"Vincent Paris, whose first vintage was 1997, is as shy as his wines are bold. In his early 30's, he has retro sideburns, but not much else in the Cornas appellation's new star...
- 90-92 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
- 90 Wine Spectator
90-92 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
"Inky ruby. Deep-pitched aromas of cherry compote, cassis, licorice and smoky herbs gain vivacity from a peppery overtone. Sappy and precise, showing strong mineral lift and energy to the sappy dark berry and licorice flavors. Closes smoky and very long, with a whiplash of juicy dark berries and slow-mounting tannins."
90 Wine Spectator
"Fresh and energetic, with a bright core of raspberry, pomegranate and cherry fruit liberally laced with savory and violet notes. A light chalky spine holds the finish. A more approachable style of Cornas, but with good typicity of flavors. Drink now through 2022. 1,000 cases made."
"Vincent Paris, whose first vintage was 1997, is as shy as his wines are bold. In his early 30's, he has retro sideburns, but not much else in the Cornas appellation's new star is "retro". Vincent's uncle is Robert Michel, one of Cornas' finest growers. He made his two first wines with his uncle then, seeking autonomy, rented facilities for the vinification of his most recent wines. He is in the process of building his own winemaking facilities with a courtyard that holds his apricot plantation.
Vincent Paris, co-president of the appellation of Cornas with Jacques Lemencier, owns 6 hectares of vineyards and produces about 2,500cs per year of which 1,600cs are Cornas. He inherited most of his own vines from his grandfather (some of which are 90 years old) and has also rented some vines from his uncle. Vincent's total rented and owned holdings amount to 8 hectares. They are located at different places primarily along the southeast facing Cornas slope and a small lot in St. Joseph.
He prunes to only four bunches of grapes per vine (the norm is between five and seven) which concentrates the vines' growing power and cuts down on the need for green harvests. He ferments at relatively low temperatures and matures his wine in oak barrels for up to 12 months.
The Cornas Granit 30 and 60 designations refer to the soil, the approximate age of the vines, and the slope on which they are planted. The Granit 30 is concentrated black fruit in a relatively “consumer friendly”style – perhaps a bit more Syrah-ish than Cornas-ish..." - Importer
90-92 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
90 - Wine Spectator
|Varietal(s)||Syrah / Shiraz|
|Taste||currant, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry|
|Nose||spice box, cedar and dark fruit|