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Vincent Paris

According to Vincent Paris, the 2014 wines will appeal to wine lovers who "look for dark fruit in Syrah" while 2013 will appeal to those "who like brighter red fruits," but both vintages are "best for those who like freshness and elegance rather than richness." JOSH RAYNOLDS

An up and coming superstar of Cornas, Vincent Paris manages his roughly 20-acre estate to produce three Cornas; the Granit 30, which comes from younger vines located lower on the slope, in the lieu-dit Mazards; the Granite 60, which includes the older vines of the estate (and comes from steeper, higher elevation slopes); and the La Geynale, which comes from a single plot of 100-year-old vines located mostly in the Renard lieu-dit (it is also the only wine to not see any destemming). With regards to the Granit 30 and Granit 60, the number refers to the slope of the hill where the vines are planted, not the age of the vines. They’re some of the top wines in the appellation and readers need to get on this young vigneron’s bandwagon! JEB DUNNUCK

For a very long time Cornas was a bit of a one horse town with August Clape realistically the only super star of the region. Now days he has a rival, there are a few excellent vignerons here now but Vincent Paris has shot to the very top of the tree. His wines are classic, terroir driven and while they generally have the classic savoury, rocky, chewy Cornas characters they also have a purity of fruit making them engaging while still being true to type. ROSCOE