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Domaine de la Grande Colline

Domaine de La Grande Colline Cornas 2014


no added sulfur

Country: France

Region: Rhône

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Syrah

A unique and rare bottling from Hirotake Ooka of Domaine de La Grande Colline who works 3.8 hectares of vines throughout the Northern Rhône. Organic/biodynamic farming. Spontaneous fermentation in oak; aging in oak; no fining, no filtering, no added sulfur.

From his own young plantings, this is complex and a bit ashy in its tannins—the rare Cornas to drink early. A raw, wild wine, with notes of black stone fruits and coffee. The volatile acidity brings a savory aspect to the wine, which is tight and grainy on the finish.