The 'Terres Brûlées' name is taken from the 'roasted earth' of the Rhône region. Made from 100% Syrah of low yielding vines 20 to 60 years in age, grown on the steep granitic-based soil slopes of the right bank of the Rhône River.
This wine, the first of Jean-Luc's private collection of four top Cornas wines, is a blend of up to 20 parcels which are truly representative of the Cornas appellation, and all of which Jean-Luc considers to be of suitably high quality for this cuvée.
The grapes for this wine were hand-harvested in small cases. After de-stemming, the vinification took place in temperature controlled vats with maceration lasting for 3 weeks. The wine was then aged in oak barrels (a third of which were new) for 18 months.
A very elegant wine with notes of ripe fruits such as blackcurrant and raspberries complemented by more spicy hints of liquorice and coffee. Very rich in the mouth.