Domaine Pierre Gaillard Cornas
Domaine Pierre Gaillard Cornas has 18 months in 50% new barrels, and it offers lots of typical Cornas style in its gamey, damp forest notes, saddle leather, dried herbs, spice and sweet black cherry and blackberry fruit profile. The palate of this medium to full-bodied, supple, balanced Cornas is sprinkled throughout with cigar box spice and it carries plenty of cassis all the way through to the finish.
Region: Rhône Valley
Grape Variety: Syrah/Shiraz
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Saddle leather and dark berry fruit
Drink With: Wild boar with a dark chocolate sauce
The hand harvested grapes were sorted and de-stemmed before fermentation. Regular pressing down of the cap during fermentation developed the aromas and aided the extraction of tannins. It spent 18 months in Allier and Nevers oak barrels and was racked every 4 months.