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Vincent Paris a connu une rapide ascension et est devenu l’une des vedettes de la minuscule appellation Cornas. Vincent a produit dans la région quelques-uns des vins les plus passionnants de la dernière décennie; ces vins sont issus de petites parcelles de vieilles vignes (dont certaines sont âgées de près de 100 ans) que son grand-père lui a léguées. Les vins de Paris s’attirent pratiquement les louanges des critiques du monde entier et il reçoit systématiquement d’excellentes notes de la part des magazines Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator et International Wine Cellar de Stephen Tanzer. Ses vins sont également cités dans l'article sur Cornas qui figure dans l’ouvrage encyclopédique de Jancis Robinson, The Oxford Companion to Wine; Vincent y est décrit comme l’un des quelques producteurs élaborant continuellement « des vins de Cornas opulents », ce qui représente un honneur réservé exclusivement aux producteurs qui s’imposent comme une référence absolue dans la région.

Vincent Paris cultive environ 20 acres de vignes et produit trois vins d’appellation Cornas : le Granit 30, le Granit 60 et Le Geynale. Le Granit 30 est issu de jeunes vignes situées dans la partie inférieure du versant. Le Granit 60 est produit à partir de vieilles vignes cultivées en altitude, sur un versant plus abrupt. Pour sa part, Le Geynale est issu d’une parcelle de vignes centenaires située dans le lieu-dit Renard. La rafle est conservée pendant la fermentation de tous les vins; celle-ci s’effectue à basse température afin de préserver la fraîcheur et les arômes des raisins. Le vieillissement est réalisé en cuve ainsi qu’en barrique. Les vins qui en résultent, tous issus de vignes de syrah, se posent en rival des vins de l’appellation Hermitage.


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  • Wine Advocate

    "An up and coming superstar of Cornas, Vincent Paris manages his roughly 20-acre estate to produce three Cornas; the Granit 30, which comes from younger vines located lower on the slope, in the lieu-dit Mazards; the Granite 60, which includes the older vines of the estate (and comes from steeper, higher elevation slopes); and the La Geynale, which comes from a single plot of 100-year-old vines located mostly in the Renard lieu-dit (it is also the only wine to not see any destemming). With regards to the Granit 30 and Granit 60, the number refers to the slope of the hill where the vines are planted, not the age of the vines."

    Décembre 2013

  • Wine Advocate

    The young Vincent Paris has turned out brilliant wines in 2015 that readers to need to snatch up.

    Décembre 2016

  • Vinous

    Vincent Paris's wines, which are always bottled on the relatively early side, are deceptively forward on release (except for the La Geynale) but I have had great luck holding on to them, even from generally less age-worthy vintages like 2012 and 2011. Paris described 2018 as "more classic in style than 2017, but it was still a hot and mostly dry year, so the wines are definitely on the concentrated side and the low yields (which were exacerbated by mildew during the summer, thanks to lots of rain in June) increase that impression, but they aren't roasted at all." He also pointed out that, at least in Cornas, "the tannins are finer than you would expect from a hot and dry year, so they have a surprising degree of elegance." Indeed, I found the 2018s here to show plenty of juicy, energetic berry fruit, good spines of acidity and discreet tannins that are present but well-integrated. The La Geynale, which is always made entirely with whole clusters, is, as usual, an exception. It deserves patience, for sure, and Paris advises to leave it alone "for at least another seven or eight years, at a minimum." That's good advice that I'd take to the bank, or the cellar. Given Paris’s connection to his uncle, the retired and semi-legendary Robert Michel, from whom he acquired many of his holdings, famously the La Geynale, many people will no doubt compare his wines to those that Michel made. Paris’s wines are quite different, with more polish and greater immediate appeal, but no new oak is used here, and while the wines are indeed fruit-driven, they are by no means made in an international style.

    Avril 2020