Winery: "This wine is sourced from young vines, planted on alluvial soils of the Rhone, adjacent to the Crozes Hermitage AOC. The ground is covered with pebbles which accumulate heat during the day and store overnight, aiding the ripening of the vines. The cultivation of the vines are overseen by Vincent Paris with great care taken to avoid any treatments and to improve the aromas and flavours of the grapes, including leaf plucking and green harvest.
Vincent Paris is a native of Cornas and his first vintage was in 1997. He inherited most of his vineyards (some of which are 100+ years old) from his grandfather and purchased some from his uncle, legendary Cornas vigneron Robert Michel, on his retirement in 2006. The biodynamically farmed vineyards are located in various parcels along the southeast facing Cornas slope. Vincent's wines exhibit power, yet possess a determined freshness and elegance to them. His Granit 30 and Granit 60 take their names from the slope and gradient of the vineyards and average vine age respectively. Vincent's 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."
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