Cornas, “La Combe de Chaillot”
Coming from the lower portion of the Chaillot vineyard where the soil is granite with a slightly sandy consistency, this is typically the most charming wine out of Guillaume’s cellar, more relaxed and approachable than the regular Cornas cuvée, less ferociously tannic (with the Syrah all destemmed). It is loaded with pure red fruits of cherry and raspberry delicately seasoned with a fine, smoky quality. This wine is not particularly heavy on the palate, showing an elegance and dynamism that is reminiscent of Pinot Noir. Sadly, production is tiny here: only 15 released to the US!