Cornas La Geynale 2016
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Wine Type Red - Still
Vineyard Blessed by his uncle Robert Michel, Paris farms approximately 4 hectares of vines in the Cornas lieu-dits Reynard and La Génale. Cuvée La Geynale is made up of two parcels; 0.8 hectares from the official south facing lieu-dit La Génale comprised of over 100 year old vines planted in 1910 by Paris’ great grandfather lying at the bottom of Reynard’s slope, and a 0.5 hectare south facing parcel planted by his uncle Robert Michel at about 600 meters in altitude near the top of lieu-dit Reynard tucked between the parcels of neighboring vignerons Clape and Allemand. Syrah yields are extremely low at about 20 hectoliters per hectare.
Soil Decomposed Granite
Viticulture Paris farms organically incorporating many biodynamic principles. All vineyard work and harvesting is done manually. In order to concentrate the vines growing power, Paris prunes to only four bunches of grapes per vine.
Vinification Vinification is a combination of partial destemming and whole cluster. Paris uses a combination of stainless steel vat and barrel. Only native yeast is used in the fermentation process and no new wood is ever incorporated. No fining or filtration.
Aging Aged for 12 months in a combination of neutral French oak barrique and demi-muid.
Production approximately 3,000 bottles
Notes Named after the agitating local wild bush "le genêt", lieu-dit La Génale is named after the plant but the cuvée La Geynale has a "Y" in the middle to pay respect their parcel in lieu-dit Reynard.
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