2014 Domaine Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard

Year: 2014
Appellation: Rhone
Country: France
Vinous Media: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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"Youthful violet. Intense, mineral-accented aromas of blackberry and boysenberry, joined by suave Indian spice and incense notes as the wine opens up. Youthfully nervy and focused on the palate, offering bright blue fruit, violet and spicecake flavors that show outstanding clarity and mineral lift. Closes sappy and pure, showing harmonious tannins and leaving a vibrant blue fruit note behind." (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 “Reynard”:
• Cuvée made up of all older vines, a portion of which were purchased from Noël Verset