Vincent Paris Granit 30° 2014 derives its powerful stamp of granitic terroir from a hardscrabble 30 degree slope in the vineyard. Built for food like game and deluxe charcuterie.
Vincent Paris is a celebrated young grower with hipster sideburns who’s first vintage was 1997. The name of the wine is a reference to the hardscrabble 30 degree slope in the vineyard – steep enough to benefit from ideal water and cool air drainage, and tilt the syrah vines closer to the sun’s ripening rays. Syrah loves granite, and this wine is a classic example of the stony complexity that comes from the harsh growing conditions in the Northern Rhone’s Cornas appellation – inky, intense, and powerful. The nose shows how perfumed Syrah can be, and the palate parades dark brooding fruit, roasted meat and cracked pepper. It’s also fragrant in the mouth, and full of youthful potency. It’s a food wine: plan some game, wild boar prosciutto or thick veal chop.