Alain Voge, Saint-Joseph Les Cotes 2015Regular price $50.00 Save $-50.00
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.
Until 2015, Alain Voge called his St. Joseph wine “Les Vinsonnes.” After 2015 it took on the name of the locality where it was grown “Les Cotes.” This is aged in large barrels for about 15-17 months depending on vintage.