Domaine du Tunnel Cornas 2020

Domaine du Tunnel Cornas 2020

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Domaine du Tunnel Cornas

Region: Rhone, France

Vintage: 2020

Bottle size: 75cl

Grape: Syrah

ABV: 14%

The Cornas has a very deep ruby colour with violet hues. The nose shows aromas of cherry and raspberry with a touch of pepper. On the palate, the tannins are smooth but structured with flavours of roasted nuts and pepper complementing the dark fruit on the finish.

Stéphane's Cornas is made from 15 parcels of Syrah from the following lieu dits: Combe, Patou, Sauman, Champelrose, Les Saveaux, Les Eygats, Les Cotes, Les Mazards, La Geynale and Cayret. The blending of parcels from several lieu dits gives the wine layers of complexity and character. The vines are about 50 years old on average and planted on steep granitic slopes which require them to be trained on individual stakes, and the harvest can only be carried out by hand.

Domaine du Tunnel is situated in an old steam train tunnel in the charming village of Saint-Péray in the Northern Rhône. This small family domaine is run by Stéphane Robert and his wife Sandrine. Stéphane, also the winemaker, began by renting vines in 1994 when he was just 24 years old. He now owns 10 hectares of vines located in Cornas, Saint-Péray and Saint-Joseph.