Cornas "Pic & Chapoutier"
Pic and Chapoutier wines
Cornas "Pic & Chapoutier"

Cornas Bio

Red wine

Grape variety

Syrah.

Soil

A blend of grapes from 3 areas in the appellation:

  • Foothills made up of alluvium from a highly decomposed granite bedrock (gore).
    Early ripening areas (Cayret, Mazards, etc.).
  • Granite slopes with more limestone, located in the north of the appellation (Arlettes).
  • A later ripening area at higher altitude (Saint-Pierre) composed of granitic sands with limestone and silt deposits.

Harvesting

Harvesting is carried out by hand.

Vinification

Traditional vinification in concrete tanks. Extraction using the pumping over method. 4 week maceration period.

Maturing

The wine is aged for 14 months in oak barrels previously used for one to two vintages.

Tasting

Color: deep, black hue.

Nose: very black, complex and slightly reductive on the nose.
The wine shows notes of ripe, wild black fruit, which are then joined by notes of graphite, carbon and soot.

Palate: massive on entry to the palate with tight, fine tannins and lovely mineral tautness. Overall, the wine gives a sensation of volume, is full-bodied on the palate, well-structured, meaty and crisp. This is a powerful, distinguished Cornas, which shows a great deal of balance and finesse.

Anne-Sophie’s suggested pairing:

duck confit with lavender and herbs

 

* Organic Wine certified by FR-BIO-01