Vineyard: Perfectly situated vineyard recently purchased from uncle, Robert Michel. 4 hectares of Syrah originally planted in 1910.
Orientation: Southeast-facing slope
Soil: Granitic soils
Viticulture: Prunes to only four bunches of grapes per vine (the norm is between five and seven) which concentrates the vines' growing power and cuts down on the need for green harvests.
Vinification: 90 % whole cluster at low temps, vinfieD 2/3 in barrel and 1/3 in tank
Aging: Oak barrels for up to 12 months
Notes: Vincent's top wine from this historic site is dark and complex with endless layers.
Publication: Wine advocate
There are only about 3,000 bottles of the stunning 2016 Cornas la Geynale. Tasted from tank prior to bottling, it looks every bit the equal of the 2015 - oozing with concentrated purple fruit and crushed stone but without that vintage’s massive tannins. The 100-year-old vines Paris works with at this site face south and achieved terrific ripeness, making the wine approachable relatively young.