Vincent Paris is a native of Cornas and his first vintage was in 1997. He inherited most of his vineyards (some of which are 100+ years old) from his grandfather and purchased some from his uncle, legendary Cornas vigneron Robert Michel, on his retirement in 2006. The biodynamically farmed vineyards are located in various parcels along the southeast facing Cornas slope. 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.
JOSH RAYNOLDS - VINOUS
Deep, glistening violet. Primary black/blue fruits, black pepper, smoked meat and a hint of licorice on the incisive nose. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering bitter cherry, blackberry and spicecake flavors that take a sweeter turn on the back half. Shows just a hint of silky tannins on the persistent finish, which leaves zesty dark berry and spice notes behind. This wine is made from fruit that Paris sources from the river-stone laden soils of Chassis, in the southern sector of the appellation. (made with de-stemmed fruit and raised for eight months in stainless steel tanks)
MIKE BENNIE - THE WINE FRONT
Biodynamic farming. Crozes. This wine was tried out of the new Plumm ‘Sommelier’ range that has a distinct nod in the direction of Zalto glasses but perhaps a little more muscular. They are very good, would be my takeaway message. To the wine. Lots of meatiness, liquorice, lifted mint and green herb notes, raspberry. Distinct and good. Quite hot n spicy to taste, breathy kind of mouth perfume, raspberry, game meat, more of the herbs rolling around finishing tangy. Quite a rugged feel, not quite balanced. Still, has enjoyment factor. Importer: Red + White