Domaine du Lionnet Terre Brûlée Cornas 2019
$390 / 6PK
We talk about age in wine a lot, whether it be the vines, the bottles, or oak barrels. Here, we’re going to introduce you to Domaine Lionnet: the Northern Rh...
$390 / 6PK
Why do we love this wine?
We talk about age in wine a lot, whether it be the vines, the bottles, or oak barrels. Here, we’re going to introduce you to Domaine Lionnet: the Northern Rhône producer who are coming up on five centuries of winemaking. Now that’s an age to gawk at. Although their work has been long-running, they have maintained small holdings of land which are all manually and organically cared for. The steep, south facing slopes of Cornas give life to powerful wines that show the full spectrum of syrah (shiraz to us Aussies); add in some whole-bunch fermentation, heavy extraction of the skins, and light influences from oak and you arrive at the Terre Brûlée. Like all wines from this Domaine, this will command your attention: lifted aromatics of violets, rose and cherry appear out of the glass with unmistakeable meaty edges. The palate delivers strong and spicy, weaving between balsamic, licorice, and smoky black plums. This is a keeper, one to treasure for many years to come.
Part of our Women in Wine Collection
We are committed to ALWAYS having wines available that are made by women. In an industry that’s still dominated by men, we believe in celebrating the incredible work women are doing. Here’s to our Women in Wine!
Corinne Lionnet has run the family Domaine for the last 20 years, bringing the winery into modernity while cherishing the long traditions it holds. Corinne has gained the winery its organic certification ensuring the family legacy can continue sustainably for centuries to come.
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