Since Noel Verset stopped making wine in 2007, his benchmark Cornas has become impossible to afford—if you can find it at all. But sometimes, great wines have a way of living on.Luckily for us, Noel had a nephew, Alain, who is carrying the torch. Alain’s dad, Louis, also had a tiny estate and made a very little bit of old-school Cornas up until 1994 (it’s very rare to find today—we've only come across it a few times). Alain inherited his father’s vines in Reynards, Hazards, and Les Cotes, as well as some of Noel’s vines in Champelrose, and today makes wine in the same, traditional way Noel and Louis learned from their father: whole-cluster fermentation, indigenous yeast, neutral cask, no fining or filtration.
Earthy , Fruity , Minerally