Alain Voge, Cornas Les Vieilles Vignes 2015Regular price $95.00 Save $-95.00
The wines of Domaine Alain Voge have helped to shape and evolve history of the northern Rhone appellation. Alain began working with his father at just seventeen years, deciding to remain in the Cornas region with his father’s vines. The wines were sold in barrels until the 50’s, then were transitioned to bottling in 1957-58. In the 60s, vineyards were lost due to new housing built; the Voge family then began renovating several higher parcels, which in turn proved as better conditions for vines. In an effort to learn more about other French wines, Alain would visit Leon every two weeks, meeting sommeliers and chefs who would introduce him to other regional wines. Doing this, he forged links with these professionals. Alain’s wines soon began appearing in some of the finest restaurants of Lyon and Paris. The domain became certified organic and biodynamic in 2016.
The Vieilles Vignes come from Syrah vineyards more than 30 years old. The soil is decomposed granite that is also referred to as “gore”. This gives the wine a powerful masculinity and animalistic quality that seems to be alive in the glass. While it teems with ruggedness, this wine also exudes elegance. This bottle ages in large barrels for twenty months, with about 15% of these barrels being new.