Domaine Guillaume Gilles - Cotes Du Rhone Les Peyrouses 2020 (1.5L)
Domaine Guillaume Gilles Description
Hailing from the flats just to the east of the Cornas appellation, “Les Peyrouses” Rouge is a remarkable and unique wine: pure Syrah planted in the 1870s, during phylloxera’s initial outbreak, and in fact comprising the very first grafted vines in the area. The soil in this vineyard is a mix of sand and clay, with loads of large limestone pudding-stones, and the wine Guillaume coaxes from these astonishingly old vines is so powerful in its fruit that he gives it 12 months élevage instead of 18. (Also, as a testament to its sheer power, he always presents it after his Cornas during visits to his cellar.) The deep, structured, and beautifully sappy 2020 “Les Peyrouses” offers a similarly black-fruited profile to the 2020 Cornas, with soaring spice carried along on a wave of gentle and authenticity-enhancing volatility.