Alain Voge Cornas Vieilles Fontaines 2005
Syrah/Shiraz from Cornas, Rhone, France
This Cornas is from a single parcel of very old vine (80 years) on a beautiful granitic soil. Thanks to the age of vines and their very deep roots in the poor soil, there is a maximal expression of this terroir via the Syrah.
"With the brilliant oenologist who worked for Michel Chapoutier for many years, Alberic Mazoyers, now firmly installed at Domaine Alain Voge, these wines are taking off in a spectacular manner (not that they weren’t very impressive in previous vintages). An absolutely monumental Cornas, and one of the finest wines I have tasted from this provincial/rustic appellation is the opaque purple-colored 2005 Cornas Cuvee Vieilles Fontaines. Full-bodied with extraordinary concentration, notes of scorched earth, roasted meats, sweet cassis, blackberry, truffle as well as charcoal, the wine is intense, with majestic depth and texture and a long, rich, full, powerful finish. This is truly stunning stuff that should prove to be a monumental effort in this vintage. It should age effortlessly for 15+ years. 92-95"
The Wine Advocate
- 9/16/2010 (12 items) (viewed 341 times)
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Since its inception, several generations ago, Domaine Alain Voge has always been a family domain located in Cornas. In 1958, Alain Voge joined his father to work on the small typical farm. He decided to specialise in wine.
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Talk about potential... the appellation of Cornas is lesser-known than its northern counterparts, but has the ability to make delicious, hearty, long-lasting wines. The hills of Cornas are steep and hug the Rhone river, as many Northern Rhone appellations do. Cornas is typically best when aged for up to 10 years, although pioneer winemakers, like Jean-Luc Columbo...
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(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...
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