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Johann Michel Cornas

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Appellation: Cornas AOC
Varietal: 100% Syrah
Age of vines: 16-40 years
Soil type: Sandy with decomposed granite & rock
Vinification: Manual harvest. 100% destemming, 3 weeks tank fermentation, daily remontage and pigeage. Malolactic fermentation in oak and aging on the lees for 12-18 months (2-4 year old barrels).

This Cornas is a blend from 2 different vineyard sites:

  1. 60% of the final blend is from vineyards located on a hillside (16 year old vines on the "coteau"), planted on sandy soils, decomposed granite and some rocks, giving the structure, spiciness and licorice flavors to the blend.
  2. The other 40% of the final blend comes from the bottom of the slope (40 years old vines on the "pied de coteau"), planted on sandy soils, bringing acidity and balance to the wine.

Expressive, deep, rich, silky and juicy. Well structured and round, it displays red fruit, leather, black cherry, liquorice and black berry aromas.

Sustainably farmed.

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