Domaine Dumien-Serrette Cornas Patou 2017

92 Vinous



Country: France

Region: Cornas, Rhone

Variety: Syrah

Terroir: granitic soil, 90-100 year old vines

Winemaking: grapes are pressed with an old-style basket press and aged 2 years in 2-7 year-old barrels; some stems are kept for vinification; organic practicing

The Dumien name can be found mentioned in Cornas as far back as 1515. In 1925, before Cornas was recognized as an AOC in 1938, the family purchased the three and a half hectares of vineyards which constitute their current estate. Most of this land-three hectares of it-is found in the Patou vineyard, which has primarily granitic soils; the remainder is located in Les Savaux. The vines in Patou date back to the 1920’s, with some even exceeding 100 years old. After years of selling in bulk to negociants such as Delas, Chapoutier and Jaboulet, Domaine Dumien-Serrette began to bottle their own wine in 1983. This is a small producer who continues to use the traditional techniques which have been used since its inception.

Vinous 92
Bright purple. Lush dark berry and floral scents are complicated by suggestions of olive and exotic spices. Broad and fleshy on the palate, offering sweet black and blue fruit flavors that slowly tighten up through the back half. Finishes with impressive persistence, delivering round, velvety tannins that frame the wine’s appealingly sweet dark fruit and floral pastille notes.


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