2014 Domaine Thierry Allemand Cornas Les Chaillots

Year: 2014
Appellation: Rhone
Country: France
Vinous Media: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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"Inky ruby. A vibrant, highly perfumed bouquet evokes primary back and blue fruits, candied violet, smoked meat, olive and Indian spices. Sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering intense black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that unfurl slowly and become sweeter with aeration. Blends power and finesse with a deft hand and finishes very long and sappy, displaying resonating berry character and smooth, even tannins that come on late." (VM)

Winery Notes:
• Farms organically, working steep, terraced vineyards all by hand (no tractor!)

• Dense plantings naturally reduce yields (< 30 hectoliters per hectare)

• All wines are fermented in stainless steel and open-top wooden vats

• Stems left on cluster during fermentation

• Punch-downs by foot

• All wines are vinified separately

• Wines aged in foudres and barriques for 24 months before final blending and bottling

• Finished wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered

• Very low doses of sulfur, sometimes none at all

Cornas “Les Chaillots”:
• Cuvée made up of all younger vines