Côtes du Rhône
"With the purpose of ensuring very high standards to maintain superb quality for our Cornas wines, for our winemaking we handle separately grapes from our youngest vines (less than 10 years old) or those that come from terroirs which are trickier in difficult years. To this quantity that varies from one vintage to another, we add wine produced organically, which we buy from a terroir situated as close as possible to Cornas. It possesses the qualities of freshness we seek and will blend coherently with the wine that comes from our youngest vines."
The entire domain is cultivated using organic and biodynamic viticulture.
Healthy and easy sanitary season for the vineyard. Not the same for the winemakers and vine growers that went through the sanitary measures of covid with a lot of availability…Furthermore, the main word of 2020 vintage was “early”: budburst, flowering, ripening and harvest… started on August 20th for the first Marsannes of Saint-Péray, and finished on September 15 on the atop plots of Cornas.Well-balanced juices in Saint-Péray, without too much alcohol, after very dynamic fermentations of our natural yeasts. In Cornas, a well-balances vintage too, fruity but with ripe tannins, spicy sometimes and full-bodied, full of promises…
OUR VINE GROWING AND WINEMAKING
• Organic certification for the vines and wine from the 2016 vintage and biodynamic methods used.
• Maturation in barrels of more than 12 months.
• Amount of sulphite reduced: 74 mg/l total SO2 (100 mg/litre authorised in organic winemaking)
• Production: 14.835 bottles / 100 magnums.
2019 Vintage: “ The 2019 Cotes du Rhone les Peyrouses delivers blackberry and earth shadings. Medium to full-bodied, it's a bit tannic and savory but with a fresh, clean finish. Drink it over the next several years.”
Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (20/01/2022): 87/100