Grape(s): Syrah (Shiraz)
Localization: Cornas, Rhone, France
93 Points - Decanter: Lovely ripe freshness to the fruit, really bright summer pudding aromas. Mouthcoating fruit and tannin, very fine tannin. Acidity is surprisingly marked. Plenty of ripe tannins, they're quite lively, textural, fruit-derived. Very juicy, very fruity, concentrated and ripe. No great depth, very accessible. 10-year-old vines, all destemmed.
Notes: The name of this wine, "30", references the gradient slope of the vineyard.
Aging: Oak barrels for up to 12 months
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 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.
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.