A & E Verset, Cornas
Alain Verset er nevø til legenden Noël Verset. Alain har arvet marker både fra sin far, Louis Verset, og fra Noël, og har parceller i nogle af Cornas' bedste terroirs.
I 2016 overtog datteren Emanuelle driften af vingården. Udover at overtage faderens besiddelser i Cornas - gamle stokke i nogle af de bedste lieut dits - har hun plantet noget Viognier og Syrah i St. Peray. Hun lader m...
Tasted blind. Lifted nose, balsamic and sweet fruit. The palate is smoky with firm tannins, sweet dark forest fruits and leather. Richness amid surprisingly sweet fruit. Very chewy and leathery. Needs time to come together but has a rich and warming appeal. - Alistair Cooper MW
With its clove oak characters, this is a rich and opulent wine for the vintage, ripe and full-bodied. The tannins are driving and intense, with a rapier-like acidity that cuts through the centre. Classically shaped and textured, with the fruit and generosity to last. Whole-bunch fermented, matured in barriques and demi-muids of between three and eight previous uses. This cuvée is a selection of their best barrels. - Matt Walls
Made entirely from lieu-dit La Geynale this year. Clean, fresh and pure, with dark chocolate and cassis. Has the great searing crystalline power of the site, with a salty acidity. Full of life and energy, with fine but gently serrated tannins. Not hugely concentrated or weighty, but it really attacks the palate with thrilling impact. Whole-bunch fermented, matured in barriques and demi-muids of between three and eight previous uses. This cuvée is a selection of their best barrels.