A Cornas Masterpiece: Vincent Paris' Granit 60 and Geynale
A while ago we wrote about Vincent Paris and his Cornas 'Granit 30'. Hopefully you’ve been having fun with that wine, for now we are going to turn to more serious matters. “Serious” can sound scary — who would ever want to watch something “serious” on Netflix when something “fun” is just a click away?
But wine, of course, doesn’t work like movies. Even the most serious wines have just one object in mind, and that is your pleasure.
Seriousness comes from terroir, and it is hard to find much greater than Geynale. Geynale is a part of Reynard, a well-known site that is considered the best in Cornas.
Is the Geynale serious? Absolutely. It will give great pleasure one day, but for now it is fairly forbidding…that’s the granite talking. Please go ahead and bury it in your cellar.
For “serious” pleasure that you can still enjoy now, turn to the Granit 30’s big brother, the “Granit 60”. It is a blend of Cornas’ different terroirs — so some sandier soils and some limestone as well as plenty of granite — which produce a more open-knit wine.
In recent years we’ve had to skip these two cuvées in our newsletter because of insufficient allocations of these increasingly sought-out wines. This year we have just enough to offer it out, with our usual discounts, although we may have to limit some orders:
Vincent Paris, Cornas Geynale, 2019
Vincent Paris, Cornas Granit 60 VV, 2019