Nestled between the region’s most eminent growers Thierry Allemand and August Clape, Vincent Paris lays claim to some of the most coveted old vines in the Cornas appellation. This hugely promising up and coming vigneron produces rich and concentrated wines balanced by a silky texture and polished finish.

Vincent, whose first vintage was in 1997, is by no means a newcomer to Cornas. A fourth generation vigneron, he inherited most of his vines, some of which are 90 years old, from his grandfather. From his uncle, Robert Michel, he purchased the famed Geynale vineyard. At present Paris’ total holdings amount to 8 hectares located on the poor rocky soils of the southeast facing Cornas slope. In the vineyard Vincent prunes to leave only four bunches of grapes per vine (the norm is between five and seven) which concentrates the vines’ growing power and cuts down on the need for green harvests. The wine is fermented at relatively low temperatures and matured in oak barrels for up to 12 months.