Vineyard: From younger vines at a lower grade slope than the Granit 60.
Orientation: Southeast-facing slope
Soil: Granitic soils at 300m in elevation
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: Ferments at low temps, vinfied 2/3 in barrel and 1/3 in tank
Aging: Oak barrels for up to 12 months
Production: Roughly 1,000 cases produced each year.
Notes: The name of this wine, "30", references both the gradient slope of the vineyard as well as the average age of the vines.
Publication: Wine advocate
Rating: (90 - 92)
The 2016 Cornas Granit 30 had been blended and was in tank awaiting bottling during my visit. Medium to full-bodied, it’s already almost drinkable, showing attractive and classic notes of crushed stone, blood and cherries, reasonably supple tannins and charming blueberries on the finish.