The Reynard vineyard is on a beautiful, terraced granite hillside that overlooks the village of Cornas and is bordered by cedar trees.  The name Reynard is an archaic word for fox (“renard” in French) that also represents strength, a good fit for this confident and concentrated wine.  The 80-year-old goblet trained Syrah vines are planted on a steep 42-degree South-East facing slope in decomposed granitic soil with limestone and silty deposits.  The grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, and fermented.  The wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels (20% are new) and demi-muids.  Potential to age up to 20 years.

Tasting Note

This elegant and concentrated wine has notes of blackcurrant, licorice, and tobacco with structured tannins

Technical Data
GRAPES: Syrah (100%)
Unique Selling Points
  • Steep slope of Cornas forms an amphitheater that protects the vines from cold winds
  • Goblet trained vines grow on a steep terraced slope
  • Vineyard is certified AB Organic
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