Vineyard: From older vines planted on a gradient slope of 60 degrees.
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 33% whole cluster at low temps, vinfies 2/3 in barrel and 1/3 in tank
Aging: Oak barrels for up to 12 months
Notes: The name of this wine, "60", references both the gradient slope of the vineyard as well as the average age of the vines.
Publication: Wine advocate
Tasted from tank prior to bottling, the 2016 Cornas Granit 60 has the potential to eclipse the 2015. The nose is an exciting blend of flowers, minerals and fruit, while the palate is full-bodied and generous without the hardness or austerity of the 2015. This standout 2016 finishes long, plush and bright. With only about 5,000 bottles made, shrewd buyers will snap it up on release.