Cornas “Terre Brûlée,” Dom. Lionnet
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Cornas “Terre Brûlée,” Dom. Lionnet - 2020

Item # 24425 750mL

With smoky red raspberries, pronounced Asian spices and earthy minerals, this delicate and focused Cornas shows excellent clarity, focused flavors and soft tannic structure.

$73.96/ Single Bottle
$887.52 $798.77/ Case of 12
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.

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A fantastic Northern Rhone wine from the traditional and brilliant Cornas producer Domaine Lionnet. Cornas meaning "scorched earth" in the language of the Celts, implies the region has always been hot. Visiting Cornas you quickly realize you are dealing with serious slopes and in fact most of the appellation is planted on slopes. Lionnet believe in and practise whole bunch and natural yeast fermentation and basically hands off wine making. The result is a wonderful Red berry spiced raspberry nose with defined forest floor aspects. The palate is wonderfully full in fruit, with peppery red berries and great earthy tones. All are held together with excellent soft and approachable tannic structure. A beautiful wine well worth the money. Cheers Stephen W.

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