Cornas Pur Granit
Cornas, Northern Rhône Valley
Married couple Corrinne and Ludovic Izerable-Lionnet run a small family winery of only 2.2 hectares, the Domaine Lionnet, a rising star in the Northern Rhône village of Cornas.
The Domaine Lionnet organically farm old vines on dramatically steep, granite-rich slopes. Grapes are hand-harvested and fermented with their stems in cement tanks before aging in large neutral oak barrels, making wines with a transparent focus on the quality of the terroir.
Corrinne and Ludovic Lionnet produce powerful, structured, and complex wines that reveal endless layers of floral, herbal, and dark fruit flavors underpinned by a mineral persistence.