Cornas: Domaine Rémy Nodin 'Coteau des Eygas' 2021
Rémy Nodin's Cornas wine comes from the wonderful terrain of this unique appellation - the slopes of the tiny lieu-dit 'Les Eygas'. Black berry fruit dominates here, with iron-richness and spice.
From the tiny 0.8 hectares of 'Les Eygas', this pure Syrah is sourced from vines planted in the early 2010s. At some 350m altitude, it lies on free-graining sand and decomposed ‘Saprolite’ granite slopes.
Rémy and Amandine suggest drinking it with wild boar, braised pheasant or even a bitter chocolate dessert.
|Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
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|Food & Wine Matching
|Beef, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pheasant and Game
|Drink from 2 to 3 years after vintage. Will cellar for seven+ years.
|Vinified over 3 weeks after destemming, daily punching down and twice daily pumping over. Aged in 4 to 6 year barrels for 9 to 10 months. Filtered before bottling at cool temperatures, this cuvée is matured on the fine lees in oak for 11 months. 4,066 bottles made.
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Domaine Rémy Nodin
The oldest estate in Saint-Péray, Domaine Rémy Nodin is based around its fortified farmhouse 'La Beylesse'. Lying at the foot of the limestone escarpment crowned by the medieval ruined castle of Crussol, Rémy and Amandine Nodin are the fourth generation of the family to grow grapes on this site. Former co-operateurs, they brought winemaking back to the Domaine with their first vintage in 2008. They have a small flock of sheep to keep weeds and undergrowth under control plus provide natural fertilizer and have been certified organic since the 2022 vintage. With small parcels of vines in Cornas, Saint-Péray, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage, they make various cuvées of red, white and sparkling white from Syrah, Marsanne and Roussanne. Decanter Rhône expert Matt Walls called it 'an estate to watch.'
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