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LVT 2018 r 2017 wh DECLARATION I own a few vines on La Genale, the vineyard planted by Paul Michel, Vincent Paris' great-grandfather. Vincent is the nephew of Robert Michel, a longstanding pillar of Cornas, who retired in 2006 and sold his vineyards in part to Vincent and in part to a small Anglo-French-Scandinavian group of winelovers. Vincent's wines are cleaner and more modern than his uncle's.

The white and the St Joseph red are of low interest - very light, rather skimpy wines, although the 2018 red was an improved **** performer [vines now 20 years' old). The Cornas is obviously better, but can lack due care, so the 2007 La Geynale, made with low SO2, started to drop after only about four years, while the 2008 had high Volatile Acidity. Very low levels of sulphur were initially used in the winemaking, but the wines have been more stable since 2009, and raising has been extended a little, as I urged Vincent to allow two winters for the wine. The Granit 30 is the fruit-forward wine - indeed, it was w.o.w. Cornas in 2018 - the Granit 60 more structured and best left for four to five years so it can take on some of the Cornas heartiness beyond its first fruit. The third Cornas, La Geynale, makes me understandably excited, given that it is founded on 1910 Syrah from a wonderful south-facing slope in the heart of Cornas. Genale is a subset of the acclaimed Reynards site.

Chemin des Peyrouses 07130 Cornas

Tel: +33(0)475 40 13 04


Countries exported to:1) GB 2) USA 3) Belgium

Percentage Exported: 50%

British Importers: Thorman Hunt, 4 Pratt Walk, London SE11 6AR +44(0)207 735 6511 The Wine Society www.winesociety.com Honest Grapes 141-157 Acre Lane London SW2 5UA +44(0)203 603 1646 www.honestgrapes.co.uk help@honestgrapes.co.uk

USA Importers: via Thomas Calder 39 rue Benoit Malin 92130 Issy les Moulineaux +33146 45 15 29 tkcalder@yahoo.fr Polaner Selections 19 North Moger Avenue Mount Kisco NY 10549 +1914 244 0404 www.polanerselections.com info@polanerselections.com Maverick Wine Co, 401 Eastern Avenue, Bensenville, IL60106 Premier Wine Imports, 1091 Essex Avenue, Richmond, CA 94801 Triage Wines, 707 South Lander St., #111, Seattle, WA 98134 McCarus Beverage Company Charleston SC info@mccarusbeverage.com www.mccarusbeverage.com