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Dumien-Serrette Cornas Vieilles Vignes Patou 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
France
region
Rhone Valley
appellation
Cornas
subappellation
Northern Rhone
JD
95
Additional vintages
2020 2019 2018
JD
95
Rated 95 by Jeb Dunnuck
Not yet bottled, the 2018 Cornas Patou is head-turning stuff, with thrilling amounts of blue and black fruits, ground herbs, pepper, and beef blood aromas and flavors. Rich, full-bodied, and concentrated, it's a rockingly good wine. This cuvée comes from granite soils and very old vines (average of 80 years in age) and is vinified all in concrete and aged in used oak. It’s straight-up classic juice well worth seeking out and cellaring. ... More details
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Dumien-Serrette Cornas Vieilles Vignes Patou 2018 750ml

SKU 860304
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Professional Ratings
JD
95
JD
95
Rated 95 by Jeb Dunnuck
Not yet bottled, the 2018 Cornas Patou is head-turning stuff, with thrilling amounts of blue and black fruits, ground herbs, pepper, and beef blood aromas and flavors. Rich, full-bodied, and concentrated, it's a rockingly good wine. This cuvée comes from granite soils and very old vines (average of 80 years in age) and is vinified all in concrete and aged in used oak. It’s straight-up classic juice well worth seeking out and cellaring.
Winery
100% Syrah. Grapes are pressed with an old-style basket press and aged 2 years in 2-7 year-old barrels. Some stems are kept for vinification. "Patou" is the top site south of the village of Cornas with decomposed granite and a rich soil that gives supple tannins and perfumed wines. The oldest vines are 100 years old!
Product Details
size
750ml
country
France
region
Rhone Valley
appellation
Cornas
subappellation
Northern Rhone
Additional vintages
2020 2019 2018
Overview
Rated 93-95 - Not yet bottled, the 2018 Cornas Patou is head-turning stuff, with thrilling amounts of blue and black fruits, ground herbs, pepper, and beef blood aromas and flavors. Rich, full-bodied, and concentrated, it's a rockingly good wine. This cuvée comes from granite soils and very old vines (average of 80 years in age) and is vinified all in concrete and aged in used oak. It’s straight-up classic juice well worth seeking out and cellaring. - Jeb Dunnuck
green grapes

Varietal: Syrah

The Shiraz or Syrah grape varietal has seen a huge surge in popularity over the past few decades, partly due to the fact that more and more wineries around the world are beginning to plant and process this robust and flavorful grape for international audiences. This varietal has plenty going for it, and has the special ability of being able to clearly express positive features of its terroir in the bottle, alongside its characteristic flavors of dark berries, pepper and other spices. Shiraz/Syrah is also notably a highly versatile grape, and has been successfully used in several type of still red wine, as well as excellent sparkling and fortified wines. It is also regularly used as a blending grape, where it is prized for its ability to add a bold and strong, spicy punch to mellow, blended wines.
barrel

Region: Rhone Valley

The southern French wine region of the Rhone Valley has been home to wine-makers for over two thousand years, with the first grapevines of the region being cultivated in around 600 BCE when the ancient Greeks arrived with their knowledge of viticulture and eagerness to produce more wine. Today, the region is famed around the world for the excellence of its produce, and has dozens of wineries making the most of the wide range of grape varietals which flourish there. In the northern sub-region, the continental climate and brisk winds coming off the Central Massif allow wineries to grow a smaller range of varietals – predominantly Syrah, Marsanne, Roussane and Viognier, whereas the southern, more Mediterranean sub-region allows far more range. Here, dozens of varietals are grown for the production of white, red and rosé wines, all packed full of flavor and able to express the unique terroir they are grown on.
fields

Country: France

Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.
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Varietal: Syrah

The Shiraz or Syrah grape varietal has seen a huge surge in popularity over the past few decades, partly due to the fact that more and more wineries around the world are beginning to plant and process this robust and flavorful grape for international audiences. This varietal has plenty going for it, and has the special ability of being able to clearly express positive features of its terroir in the bottle, alongside its characteristic flavors of dark berries, pepper and other spices. Shiraz/Syrah is also notably a highly versatile grape, and has been successfully used in several type of still red wine, as well as excellent sparkling and fortified wines. It is also regularly used as a blending grape, where it is prized for its ability to add a bold and strong, spicy punch to mellow, blended wines.
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Region: Rhone Valley

The southern French wine region of the Rhone Valley has been home to wine-makers for over two thousand years, with the first grapevines of the region being cultivated in around 600 BCE when the ancient Greeks arrived with their knowledge of viticulture and eagerness to produce more wine. Today, the region is famed around the world for the excellence of its produce, and has dozens of wineries making the most of the wide range of grape varietals which flourish there. In the northern sub-region, the continental climate and brisk winds coming off the Central Massif allow wineries to grow a smaller range of varietals – predominantly Syrah, Marsanne, Roussane and Viognier, whereas the southern, more Mediterranean sub-region allows far more range. Here, dozens of varietals are grown for the production of white, red and rosé wines, all packed full of flavor and able to express the unique terroir they are grown on.
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Country: France

Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.