Thierry Allemand, Cornas Chaillot 2014Regular price $300.00 Save $-300.00
Thierry Allemand is a winemaker of cult status, due mostly to his beautiful Syrahs of the Northern Rhone region of Cornas. Thierry is also a man of humble, monastic feats. Little by little, he was learning the secrets of the trade under the wing of Robert Michel, who taught him terraced farming and non interventionist winemaking. Thierry started acquiring parcels, many of which were abandoned and falling into disrepair. He began replanting these vineyards and reinforced the terraces all by hand. It took him fifteen years before he could dedicate himself completely; meanwhile, he kept bread on the table as an electrician. He was a legend before he’d even committed to the wines fully. Thierry is committed to minimal use of sulphur, sometimes not even using it at all.
He makes just two wines: “Reynard” is made of 34-90 year-old vines from the Reynard vineyard; “Les Chaillots” uses 5-40 year-old vines from Les Chaillots vineyard just across the valley.