Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2018

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xxx 60 | MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) V incent entered the winemaking scene in 1997, using a mix of fruit from old-vine vineyards that were left to him through inheritance, and renting parcels from his uncle (one of the finest growers in Cornas). At first, the style leaned toward the modern, as he intensified his fruit through extreme pruning and finishing in barrel to achieve a glossy sheen. Yet it didn't take long before the allure of terroir tempted him to experiment. From his southwest-facing holdings across the Cornas hill, v incent now produces three wines, each one a different communication of terroir. In our opinion, the Granit 60 treats us to a classic example of what Cornas can accomplish. The fruit of the Granit 60 hails from vines in the Patou, l es m azards and Sauman lieux-dits, planted in "Granite" soils at a "60"-degree incline. In the winery, v incent ferments, leaving around 70% of the clusters intact, and he then ages the wine in used barrels. It should come as no surprise to hear that v incent, twenty years since his first vintage, is now the co-president of the Cornas Appellation. His wines simply speak for themselves. ✦ Vincent Paris Cornas Granit 60 2016 W a 94–96 » $59 "This standout 2016 finishes long, plush and bright… shrewd buyers will snap it up on release." Joe Czerwinski (1631046) Vincent Paris Cornas Granit 60 2015 J d 97 » $59 "... It's gorgeously textured, balanced and pure, and is going to knock your socks off with 2-3 years of bottle age..." Jeb Dunnuck (1416033) T H e Te MPT a T i ON OF Te RRO i R The name Vincent Paris may be new to most collectors, but it's a name that we should all pay very close attention to.

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