Grape(s): Syrah (Shiraz)
Localization: Cornas, Rhone, France
Tasting Notes: Very deep red color with a nose of black fruits and spices followed by a fruity, spicy and peppery palate with coated tannins and good length.
The Domain: Vincent Paris is a native of Cornas. He inherited most of his vines (some of which are 100 years old) from his grandfather and rents vines from his uncle, the legendary Cornas vigneron Robert Michel. The biodynamically farmed vines, located in various parcels along the southeast facing the Cornas slope, total approximately 17 hectares.
Vincent’s wines exhibit power, yet possess a determined freshness to them. His Granit 30 and Granit 60 take their names from the slope and grade in the vineyards and average vine age, respectively. His 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.
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We would consider all wine to be "Natural". The term "Natural Wine" has the connotation of lacking a touch with nature. The winegrowers we champion are those who are farmers first. They seek to capture the uniqueness of the site (terroir) in the purest way possible. The product is as pure as possible and without wine-making flaws (brettanomyces, mercaptans, volatile acidity, etc.
Raw, in this case, we define as realistic and not manipulated. The winemakers use the least amount of intervention as possible. Wine should be made in the vineyard, not the cellar. The winemaker's job is to get the wine into the bottle in the purest form possible. There are additives that go into making wine, some are essential and some are not. Wines in this category do not have extra additives. They are free of added sulfur, or have the most minimal amounts possible in order to provide shelf stability for the consumer to experience the wine as the winemaker intended it to be.