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Domaine ALAIN VOGE Cornas 'Les Vieilles Vignes' 2018
Domaine ALAIN VOGE Cornas 'Les Vieilles Vignes' 2018

Domaine ALAIN VOGE Cornas 'Les Vieilles Vignes' 2018

$500

Only 17 left in stock
  • 1 Bottle (75 CL)
  • A case of 6 Bottles (6 x 75 CL)*
  • 1 Magnum (1.5L)
*Case price discount: Buy a Case (6 x 75 CL) to get the best price for each bottle.

SKU:

84667367
"The average age of these vines is over 60 years old. Detailed and intense, with silky yet grippy tannins and incredible concentration, this needs time. But with time, it will be spectacular."

  • Wine Region: Rhone Valley - France
  • Terroirs:  Slopes of the localities named Combe, Patou, La Côte, Thézier, Les Mazards, Chaillot.
  • Grape: Syrah (100%)
  • Color: Red
  • Farming: Biodynamic viticulture

Situated on slopes at an altitude of approximately 200 metres, facing South-South-East, the vines of our classic wine are on average 60 years old. Their roots delve deep down into old, worn granite rock, called gores locally.

Vintage 2018

One more early vintage (harvest started in the last week of August). A very rainy springtime from mid-May to mid-June, with a very heavy mildiou pressure on the St Péray marsannes, mobilized our teams 100% for the phytosanitary protection (organic and biodynamic). A very correct crop in the end, and a high-level vintage in the horizon, despite the uncommon heatwave during the harvesting…

Tasting notes: Blended from some of the top lieux-dits of the appellation: Combe, Patou, La Côte, Les Mazards and Chaillot, it is then aged for 20 months in approximately 15% new oak. This dark, inky-hued wine retained a bright, fresh fruit notes of raspberries and plums and hints of cedar and menthol. Full-bodied and concentrated on the palate, with a firm, granitic structure and almost silky tannins and tremendous length to finish.

Story: This is their classic wine. The oldest of the Domain’s wines, it was created during the 1970s to highlight the long-standing family vineyard. Vines for this wine are located in the heart of the appellation, facing those we first replanted. Les Vieilles Vignes is a wine that reflects our history and our winemaking know-how.

Total production: 15.860 bottles / 450 magnums.

95 / 100 Parker 

'The 2018 Cornas Vieilles Vignes blends fruit from some of the top lieux-dits of the appellation: Combe, Patou, La Côte, Les Mazards and Chaillot. Aged 20 months in approximately 15% new oak, it's a dark, inky-hued wine, but one that retains bright, fresh fruit notes of red raspberries and plums alongside hints of cedar and menthol. It's full-bodied and concentrated on the palate, with a firm, granitic structure and sense of restraint, fine-grained, almost silky tannins and tremendous length.'

96 / 100 Wine Spectator 

'Dark and winey, with lots of steeped black cherry, plum and blackberry fruit forming the core while light sweet tapenade, rosemary and mineral notes streak through on the finish. Vivid, energetic Cornas. Best from 2022 through 2036.'

98 / 100 Jeb Dunnuck 

Moving to the 2018 Cornas Les Vieilles Vignes, this beauty is cut from the same cloth as the Les Chailles yet is deeper and richer, with another level of concentration. Black and blue fruits, ground pepper, violets, smoked game, and loads of spring flower notes define the bouquet, and it has a vibrant, almost old school vibe that carries plenty of power yet still stays light and elegant on the palate. This beautiful, singular wine is open and enjoyable today, yet I wouldn't be surprised to see it close down with a year or two of bottle age. It should see its 20th birthday in fine form. 

95 / 100 Vinous 

An exotically perfumed bouquet displays powerful aromas of black and blue fruit preserves, incense, peony and olive paste. Palate-staining blackberry, boysenberry, fruitcake and floral pastille flavors deepen steadily on the back half. Gains weight and sweetness with air, finishing with a jolt of smoky minerality, sneaky tannins and outstanding persistence.

Domaine Voge is located in Cornas, in the Rhone Valley. It is one of the most renowned estate of the designation. Voge estate was created by Henri Voge (Alain's grandfather). Alain's father died prematurely, that's why in 1965 he took over after his grandfather and developed bottling for the estate's wines (that used to be directly sold to the trade). The Alain Voge estate owns many great vineyards that are mostly located on the hillsides, and that covers 13 Ha, all in all, including 7 Ha of Rhone red (100% Syrah) in Cornas, 1 Ha in St Joseph, and 5 Ha of 100% white Marsanne located in Saint Peray Protected Designation of Origin. The biodynamic conversion of the estate started in 2006. It was fully achieved in 2013. With many old vines plots, the Alain Voge estate gets quality grapes to create different cuvees, among the wide range that they produce. In the Saint Peray Protected Designation of Origin, the Harmony, Ongrie, and Fleur de Crussol cuvees are produced. Fleur de Crussol is the most successful one (made from 70-year old vines).

Size 1 Bottle (75 CL), A case of 6 Bottles (6 x 75 CL)*, 1 Magnum (1.5L)

Region

Rhone Valley

Producer

Domaine Alain Voge

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