Harvesting and vinification
Harvesting is manual.
Vinification is done in stainless steel temperature controlled vats, long maceration (4 to 5 weeks), with daily pigeage and pump over.
Ageing is 18 to 20 months long, 100% in casks (about 20% new).
The perfect companion for beef, a shoulder of young lamb in its early years, and of game or strongest meat, after several years in a good cellar.
Les Vieilles Vignes 2009
“Notes of spring flowers, pen ink, graphite, blackberries and cassis soar from the glass of the inky black-hued 2009 Cornas Vieilles Vignes. This magnificent wine offers thrilling levels of concentration, massive extract and an off-the-charts finish. A killer Cornas, it can be drunk between 2020-2035.The spectacular 2009s may be the finest wines I have ever tasted from Alain Voge.” Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate 198 - Dec 2011 - Rating : 94+/100
Les Vieilles Vignes 2008 :
"It exhibits a dark ruby/purple color along with a surprisingly high level of concentration, copious blackberry and cassis fruit notes intermixed with hints of scorched earth, camphor, pepper and game, and a broad, savory personality. Enjoy it over the next 7-8 years."
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate # 193 - Feb 2011 - rating 89
Les Vieilles Vignes 2007 :
“ Supertight, this bright, racy, fresh style red offers a dense core of black currant, damson plum, tobacco and tapenade notes that stay racy on the mouthwatering, chalk-framed finish. Needs cellaring to fill out fully. Best from 2011 through 2021”–JM Wine Spectator
“The superb, dense purple-colored 2007 Cornas Vieilles Vignes exhibits aromas of incense, blackberries, scorched earth, and roasted meats. This long, full-bodied, savage, but civilized offering possesses layers of concentration, superb purity, and a long, tannic finish. It should turn out to be one of the top wines of the vintage in this appellation. Moreover, it will last 15-20 years where well-stored” - Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate 182 April 2009