Pierre le Grand Cornas 2017
From the importer:
“The wines of Pierre Le Grand are specially crafted cuvees made by Domaine Jean-Pierre Mucyn, one of the young rising stars in the northern Rhone. The estate is located in the village of Gervans in the heart of the appellation of Crozes-Hermitage. Jean-Pierre and Helene Mucyn studied enology in Beaune and started the Domaine in 2001.
“Today the Domaine has 18 hectares in the appellations of Crozes-Hermitage (11.5Ha), Saint Joseph (4.5Ha), Cornas (1.5Ha), and IGP Collines Rhondaniennes (1Ha). The vineyards are sustainably maintained and the estate uses de-budding, leaf pulling, and green harvesting when required. The grapes are hand-harvested and the wines are made using 100% destemmed fruit. The wines here present wonderful bright fruit and lush middle palate ripeness with an ever-present terroir identity.”
“96 points. Editor’s Choice.
“100% Syrah, 18 months in oak (25% new up to 4 uses). The vineyards are on the slope at 320 meters grown in granite, saprolite and schist soils; Ripe fruit driven nose of dark fruits, pepper, soil, cedar and toasty oak; the palate is full bodied, dense and loaded with blackberry, coffee, pepper, slate & spicy oak; smooth ripe tannins; excellent length and elegant on the finish.” – Wine Enthusiast