Granit Blanc 2019/20, Vincent Paris, Vin de Pays de l’Ardeche
The aromas of Roussanne and Viognier give a nose of great complexity . On the palate, we find apricot and peach , typical of Viognier. Roussanne brings minerality for a good balance. The wine is structured, with a lot of depth.
Vincent Paris, whose first vintage was 1997, is as shy as his wines are bold. In his early 30’s, he has retro sideburns, but not much else in the Cornas appellation’s new star is ‘retro’. Vincent’s uncle is Robert Michel, one of Cornas’ finest growers. He made his two first wines with his uncle then, seeking autonomy, rented facilities for the vinification of his most recent wines. He is in the process of building his own winemaking facilities with a courtyard that holds his apricot plantation.
Starts with a slow pressing. Fermentation and aging take place in vats. The wine is bottled after 6 months without malolactic fermentation.