After 4 years of studies in wine-growing and oenology, Vincent created his Domaine in 1997 on 1 ha of Cornas. he very quickly planted vines in St Joseph and Cornas. An agricultural land group made it possible to purchase the plots of La Geynale in 2007. Today I farm 8 hectares: 1.5 from Saint Joseph, 6 from Cornas and 0.5 from Vin de Pays.
The Granit Blanc is produced within the region of Cornas but cannot be called so as AOC wines of Cornas cannot be white, hence being VdP. A blend of 2/3s Viognier, 1/3 Roussanne that is exceptional value for a northern Rhône white and perfect as an aperitif. The Saint Joseph is refreshing, fruity and very approachable with a lively acidity. His Granit 30 and Granit 60 are both exceptional and highlight the elegance of his wines, the former being sourced from younger vines of around 10 years and the latter coming from three different plots of older vines of between 30-100 year-old vines. La Geynale, named after ‘Genêt’, a small bush plant, is a single parcel of old vines between 80-100 years old. Exceptionally fresh, balanced with both a silky texture and grippy tannins, this will age beautifully. This domaine is truly a gem in the northern Rhône, demonstrating typicity, or rather ‘soil to glass transfer’ as described by John Livingstone- Learmonth at the 10th anniversary.