Vincent Paris, La Geynale Cornas 2019Regular price $90.00 Save $-90.00
Vincent Paris is an under the radar producer based in the northern Rhone with vineyards in Crozes-Hermitage and Cornas. With a famed uncle, Robert Michel, as one of Cornas’ best growers, Vincent worked under his uncle for a couple vintages before venturing out on his own. He has just eight hectares of vineyards and only produces 2500 cases annually. He makes both “little wines,” which include his entry level bottles. He began making these to attract new customers after consistently running out of his Cornas and St. Joseph wines. Vincent believes that keeping the forests surrounding the appellation should be wild to influence the integrity of the vineyard’s ecosystem.
Many consider Reynard the greatest vineyard in all of Cornas; Geynale is a lieu dit within the Reynard site, though goes by its own name. Geynale also bears significance as Vincent’s great-grandfather, Paul Michel, planted this lieu dit back in 1910. Paul Michel is a household name among Cornas, and happens to be the same person who took Thierry Allemand under his wing. La Geynale is without a doubt Vincent’s top wine.