Jean Lionnet's last vintage was 2005, after which his rental agreement with the Barret family lapsed, and he took his retirement. He was an early modernist at Cornas, happy to use new or young oak and for his crop to be destemmed. The reds were always well cast, with clear fruit, and the top wine, the Domaine de Rochepertuis Cornas, carried sound stuffing. Its local roots emerged with time. Jean's St-Péray was also always very cleanly made, a wine that could live for up to 8 years or so in the best vintages. Salut, Jean!
Jean Lionnet 48 rue Pied la Vigne 07130 Cornas
Tel: +33(0)475 40 36 01
Countries exported to:1) GB 2) USA 3) Belgium
Percentage Exported: 50%