Vincent Paris is a native of Cornas. He inherited most of his vines (some of which are 100 years old) from his grandfather and also rents vines from his uncle, the legendary Cornas vigneron Robert Michel. The biodynamically farmed vines, which are located in various parcels along the southeast facing Cornas slope, total approximately 17 hectares.
Vincent’s wines exhibit power, yet possess a determined freshness to them. His Granit 30 and Granit 60 take their names from the slope and grade in the vineyards and average vine age, respectively. His famed Geynale parcel is comprised exclusively of old vines planted in 1910. Vincent Paris is without a doubt one of the rising stars of the Rhône Valley.
Vincent Paris “Granit Blanc” Vin de Pays de l'Ardeche
From vines planted on north facing slopes within the Cornas appellation. This is a rare glimpse at the flavors of Cornas through the lens of white varieties. Very cool & very limited.
Vincent Paris “Les Côtes” Saint-Joseph
Vincent Paris’ Saint-Joseph comes from 4 hillside vineyards located around the village of Ardoix. Total Hectares of all combined is 1.5. Half in steel and half in old 228L barrels, all destemmed. A regal version of this classic wine.
Vincent Paris “Granit 30” Cornas
From Vincent’s youngest vines on the lowest part of the slope of decomposed granite. The vines are located in the lieu-dits of St. Pierre and Patou. Up to 15% stems depending on vintage. Aged 100% in barrel. This is always a beautiful Cornas that allows for early (earlier anyway) drinking.
Vincent Paris “Granit 60” Cornas
The vines for this wine are sourced from the lieu-dits of Sauman and Les Mazards. The vines here are 60 to 100 years old. Predominantly whole cluster and aged in barrel. Powerful and ageworthy yet still quite graceful.