Vincent Paris "Granit 30" Cornas 2019
Vincent Paris has risen to great heights in Cornas in both vineyards and accolades. He produces three different wines from Cornas, and they aren't about good, better, or best. They are about location and aspect. La Geynale is his small plot which has the darkest fruit and is blended with some of the heralded Reynard vineyard. The other two wines are named solely on their slope and elevation. Those wines are called "Granit 30" and "Granit 60". The number is the degrees of the slope, and of course, the soil is the special granite that is so heralded in Cornas. This "Granit 30" is cropped to 4 bunches per vine and this concentrates the already amazingly concentrated fruit of his wines. They have a bit of new world flare with this intensity, but the wines scream Cornas on the nose and palate.