2016 Domaine Thierry Allemand Cornas Les Chaillots

Year: 2016
Appellation: Rhone
Country: France
Vinous Media: 95-97
Red Wine
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"Brilliant purple. Vibrant, highly perfumed blue fruit, floral and incense aromas show outstanding clarity and pick up exotic spice and smoky mineral flourishes with aeration. Pure, focused and energetic on the palate, offering appealingly sweet boysenberry, cherry and violet pastille flavors that show no rough edges. Deepens slowly on the strikingly long, lively finish, which features resonating florality and smooth, harmonious tannins." (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