Vincent Paris Saint-Joseph les Côtes 2016
6 PACK BUY. Syrah from the rising star of the Rhône Valley.
Vincent Paris is a native of Cornas and his first vintage was in 1997. He made his first couple of vintages with his uncle, legendary Cornas vigneron Robert Michel. He inherited most of his vineyards (some of which are 100+ years old) from his grandfather and purchased some from his uncle on his retirement in 2006.
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.
The biodynamically farmed vineyards are located in various parcels along the southeast facing Cornas slope and a small plot in St. Joseph.
He prunes only four bunches of grapes per vine (normal is between five and seven) which concentrates the flavours in the grapes and avoids the need to drop fruit for green harvests. Fermentation at low temperatures and maturation in oak barrels for up to 12 months.
Vincent’s wines exhibit power, yet possess a determined freshness and elegance to them. His Granit 30 and Granit 60 take their names from the slope and gradient of the vineyards and average vine age respectively. Vincent’s famed Geynale parcel is comprised exclusively of old vines planted in 1910. Vincent Paris is without a doubt one of the rising stars of the Rhône Valley.
13% alc. This fine St Joseph hails from a plot of 20 year old Syrah vines. Highly recommend this delicious medium weight offering.
92 points, The Wine Advocate “Bottled in August 2017, the medium-bodied 2016 Saint Joseph Les Cotes is made for early drinking. There’s an elegant interplay of cherries, spring flowers and fresh herbs on the nose followed by supple notes of cherries, blueberries and raspberries and a long, silky finish. Drink this charming wine over the next several years.”
RRP $56 **SPECIAL 6 PACK BUY … Only $46.99 when you buy 6 of this wine**
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France, Northern Rhone
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