2013 Cornas, Granit 30, Domaine Vincent Paris

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The fruit for this wine comes from relatively younger vines on a relatively gentler slope; beware, however, because it’s all relative in Cornas, and even the 30-degree Mazards hillside is hard to farm for anyone contemplating working a vintage. Granitic austerity and lifted floral aromatics dance an apparently contradictory pas de deux with astonishingly fine footwork. Simon Field MW - Rhône Buyer It makes a nice change to state that a winery is far from state-of-the-art; M Paris makes wine in the chaotic splendour behind a large but only half-built house in the backstreets of Cornas; so far,