• Domaine Vincent Paris 2017 Granit 30 Cornas

The eponymous Vincent Paris is in his early 30s but his family has been in the business for several generations; in fact has uncle Robert Michel, is one of Cornas' best winemakers. The nose shows a beguiling mix of violets, black pepper, blackberries and cassis, and light garrigue. The palate shows some pretty red berries, light florals and pepper with crushed black stones. D&M Tasting Notes

Vincent Paris is a native of Cornas. He inherited most of his vines (some of which are 100 years old) from his grandfather and also rents vines from his uncle, the legendary Cornas vigneron Robert Michel. The biodynamically farmed vines, which are located in various parcels along the southeast facing Cornas slope, total approximately 17 hectares. Importer Notes

The wines at this domaine, established in 1997, strike a balance between modern and traditional styles, showing freshness and forward fruit, with well-managed tannins and oak, as no new barrels are used. The soft-spoken Vincent Paris also tends to bottle on the early side “to preserve the wines’ freshness and energy.” Paris’ Granit 30 and Granit 60 Cornas bottlings are, indeed, consistently among the most approachable of the appellation in most vintages. However, his marquee La Geynale, made from 100+ year old vines that he took over from his uncle, Robert Michel, is one of the most age-worthy, even age-demanding wines not just of Cornas but of the entire northern Rhône. Even better, in the context of high-end wines of the region it is an amazing value relative to most of its peers, at least for now. Josh Raynolds

Domaine Vincent Paris 2017 Granit 30 Cornas

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