This wine is a blend of grapes grown on various plots; all of them facing south. The Cornas wines have been invariably famous since the 10th century. They were served to kings, both in France and elsewhere. AOC status and improved quality have enabled the vineyard to regain its reputation. Aging lasts between 12 to 14 months in oak barrels. Regular racking brings enough oxygen to allow the tannins optimum maturing. The colour is an intense garnet red. In its youth, this wine has strong blackcurrant aromas. With time, the fruit aromas gradually fade, giving the way to hints of pepper and liquorice. The palate is structured and has the strongly-defined flavours that are typical from this "terroir".
Vineyard : the vineyard lies entirely on the commune of Cornas located on the right Rhône river bank.
Soils : the soils are varied, with odd alluvium deposits on steep, shale slopes that are held up by dry stone walls.
Climate : very sunny south/southeast facing slopes.
Production area: 96 ha; annual production: 3,210 hl; maximum authorized yield: 40 hl / ha.
Grape Variety : Syrah