Cornas Granit 60 2019, Vincent Paris
On the nose, aromas of violet, cherry, blackberry, liquorice stand out.
On the palate, spices and notes of black fruit jam flatter the taste buds of experienced tasters.There is a great concentration with, despite everything, silky tannins. Very long in the mouth.
From three vineyards with up to 90 year old vines and higher up the slope (approx 60 degrees). 50% de-stemmed, hand plunged and then aged 12-14 months in older oak. A light fining and no filtration before bottling. The defining characteristic of Vincent's style is non oxidative handling, particularly during barrel maturation of up to 12 months.
Vincent Paris inherited his magnificent vineyards, primarily in Cornas but a little in St Joseph too, from his grandfather. He was also blessed with 30-60 year old Syrah which he purchased from his famous uncle, Robert Michel, who is regarded as one of the finest growers in southern France. After working at the former J.L. Grippat estate and with Laurent Courbis, Vincent established his own domaine in 1997. Vincent worked closely with his uncle Robert for his first couple of vintages before breaking out on his own. The experience of working side by side with Robert Michel has proven to be tremendously influential in crafting Vincent's approach to winemaking and his respect for the vine.