Clusel Roch

This domaine’s wines stand apart from the majority: they are ethereal, light and crunchy wines, focused on finesse and length. They are often more akin to Pinot than Syrah, achieved through early picking, using around 30% whole bunch fruit in most of the cuvées, and gentle extraction.

2022 Côte-Rôtie Les Schistes, Clusel Roch Dry | Red | Still

This is Clusel Roch’s classic blend. Indeed, until recently it had been called ‘Classique’ rather than Les Schistes. It comes from a range of vineyards across the iron-rich soils of the Côte Brune, including Le Plomb, Montmains, and the bottom of Viallière. The blend is saline and taut, with a flash of fresh cherry running through the palate. Fragrant, with a little cool spice. It’s their signature wine, and a window onto their elegant style.

Young: 2025 - 2032
2022 Côte-Rôtie La Vialliere, Clusel Roch Dry | Red | Still

La Viallière is one of the great sites of the Côte Brune. Its mid-slope position and high proportion of gravelly stones aid drainage and produce wines of great finesse and voluptuous depth and notable substance. It offers a complex laying of flavours and tones, with the rich scent of torrefaction twinned with sweet berry fruit. It is a warm site, and therefore produces the roundest, richest wine here.

Young: 2026 - 2036
2022 Côte-Rôtie Champon, Clusel-Roch Dry | Red | Still

This is in-keeping with the Clusel Roch style, with high-toned red fruit and a lithe body. It’s a fairly new addition to their range, having first separated out the parcel in 2018. It sits high up on the slope, facing eastwards, on limestone and schiste soils. It’s got more muscle than the Viallière, but remains more forward than the Grandes Places.

Young: 2026 - 2036
2022 Côte-Rôtie Les Grandes Places, Clusel-Roch Dry | Red | Still

This cuvée is always the most powerful in the Clusel Roch stable, with its density and length. It comes from vines planted in 1935 by Guillaume Clusel’s great-grandfather. The parcel sits high up, above La Viallière, and makes a complex and structured wine. It is intense, and can be unyielding in youth, but with time in the cellar will capture the essence of this domaine in the glass.

Young: 2027 - 2038

Domaine Bernard Burgaud

The domaine makes just one wine, from a blend of some of the great parcels across the Côte Blonde and Côte Brune. All the fruit is destemmed, and undergoes a brief maceration with some focused extraction. It’s traditional winemaking at its unfussy best.

2022 Côte-Rôtie, Bernard Burgaud Dry | Red | Still

This domaine only makes one wine from across the Côte Blonde and Côte Brune, and they throw everything they’ve got at it. In fact, they are the only domaine still producing just one blend in Côte-Rôtie, and when you taste the wine, you know they are fully justified in continuing this tradition. Bernard has recently retired, and his son, Pierre, is clearly hitting his stride. The wine is both powerful but balanced, with plenty of gusto on the mid-palate. The nose is laden with aromas of violets and tapenade, smoke and spice.

Young: 2026 - 2036

Domaine Rostaing

Since taking over from his father, Pierre has pleased long-time fans of the domaine with his nuanced touch. The secret to the domaine’s enduring popularity is its simple recipe: old vines from some of Côte-Rôtie’s finest sites, a high proportion of whole bunch vinification, long macerations, and restrained use of new French oak.
2022 Condrieu La Bonnette, Domaine Rostaing Dry | White | Still

This unadorned, fruity and fresh Viognier is one of the only Condrieus you will find that is vinified and aged entirely in stainless steel, seeing no oak at all. Pierre seeks above all else texture in his Condrieu, and this wine has become a classic in its own right. It comes from a granitic south-west facing parcel, and produces floral wine that shows the minerality of Condrieu, rather than the oily weight it can tend to.

Ready: 2024 - 2030
2022 Côte-Rôtie Ampodium, Domaine Rostaing Dry | Red | Still

This is the emblematic cuvée of the Rostaing domaine, which blends 15 lieux-dits from around Côte-Rôtie. It showcases the Rostaing signature style: rich, dense fruit, with bold tannin structure. It is savoury and highly appetising.

Young: 2025 - 2035
2022 Côte-Rôtie La Viaillère, Domaine Rostaing Dry | Red | Still

Pierre only started bottling this vineyard separately in 2016, and it has since proved to be well-worth following. It comes from a half hectare parcel just north of La Landonne which is home to 80-year-old vines planted by Pierre’s grandfather. He decided to isolate the parcel as he says every year these vines make such a pure and quintessential expression of Côte-Rôtie they deserved their own spotlight.

Young: 2027 - 2037
2022 Côte-Rôtie La Landonne, Domaine Rostaing Dry | Red | Still

This is arguably Côte-Rôtie’s most famous vineyard. In Pierre Rostaing’s hands this magnificent cuvée is dense and grippy, with a sophisticated restraint. Powerful and captivating.

Young: 2027 - 2039 Maximum quantity (6 bottles) limit apply
2022 Côte-Rôtie Côte Blonde, Domaine Rostaing Dry | Red | Still

This is one of the most sought-after wines in the Rostaing stable, and only produced in tiny volumes. It displays a decadent nose, with a palate of ample structure and volume. It needs time, but this has a promising future ahead. Powerful, but poised.

Young: 2027 - 2040 Maximum quantity (6 bottles) limit apply
2022 Côte-Rôtie Côte Brune, Domaine Rostaing
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Like the Côte Blonde, this is only produced in tiny volumes, and demand is always huge. None at all was made in 2021, so we’re pleased to see it back on form in 2022. It has so much power on the young palate, and will surely go on for decades.

Young: 2027 - 2040 Maximum quantity (3 bottles) limit apply
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Domaine Graeme & Julie Bott

The ‘Kiwis d’Ampuis’ have transitioned from new kids on the block to list favourites. Graeme is a New Zealander, who arrived in Côte-Rôtie in 2010, where he met Julie, a native of the Northern Rhône. In just a short time this hard-working and talented couple have built up an impressive collection of vineyards. At the top end they are making precise and pure examples of Côte-Rôtie and Condrieu: wines that deserve cellaring. We also love them for their fabulous ‘First Flight’ wines: a wallet-friendly window onto the region.

2022 First Flight Syrah, Domaine Graeme & Julie Bott Dry | Red | Still

It’s hard to express how much we love this cuvée. It’s a juicy, pure, light-footed, and expressive Syrah that comes from vines planted just beyond the limits of the Côte-Rôtie appellation. It is fragrant and open, with vivid cherry and cranberry notes. There’s a deliciously leafy freshness, with the scent of peonies woven through the fruit. Fresh, bright, and appetising. Stock up. This has fast become a Lay & Wheeler favourite.

Ready: 2024 - 2029
2022 First Flight Viognier, Domaine Graeme & Julie Bott Dry | White | Still

This fresh, bright, early-picked Viognier epitomises Graeme & Julie’s skill at handling this grape. Where their Condrieus are emerging as some of the most interesting in the appellation, this ‘First Flight’ is a great value window onto their style. The vines are grown in granite soils at 300m altitude. This zips across the palate with the natural freshness, and an attractive almond bite on the finish.

Ready: 2024 - 2027
2022 Kamaka, Terroir de Seyssuel, Domaine Graeme & Julie Bott Dry | Red | Still

This is Syrah wearing its Pinot cloak. The Kamaka is the wine that needs the most explanation in the Bott cellar. Seyssuel, on the other side of the river to Côte-Rôtie, is an appellation on the march. There are hopes that it will be elevated to full cru status within a matter of years. Here, the schist and gneiss soils glisten in the sunlight; there’s no granite on this side of the river. The Syrah that grows here is floral and pinot-esque, with an elegant texture and a spicy, salty undertow. Kamaka is the Maori word for rock or stone, and a nod to Graeme’s Kiwi origins. Much more than a curiosity.

Young: 2025 - 2032
2022 Condrieu, Domaine Graeme & Julie Bott Dry | White | Still

Each year we see the Botts refine their style, and this 2022 Condrieu is an exciting step forward. They like to keep freshness in their Condrieu, rather than seeking richness and weight, and so they react quickly and pick early. This 2022 comes in at a poised 12.8% abv, giving it freshness and precision in spite of the warm growing season. It is poised and energetic, vibrant and lively, with beautiful aromatic appeal. The granitic soils of Condrieu give the wine minerality and freshness alongside natural ripeness. It should be superb after a year in bottle.

Young: 2025 - 2028
2022 Condrieu Lieu Dit l'Aleau, Domaine Graeme & Julie Bott Dry | White | Still

This plot is in fact Graeme and Julie’s garden, and was where their whole project began. It sits between Côteau de Chéry and Château Grillet, below their house in Vérin. The wine is made in tiny quantities and shows a step up in concentration and tension on the straight Condrieu. It is fresh and refined, coming in at 12.5%.

Young: 2025 - 2030
2020 Côte-Rôtie, Domaine Graeme & Julie Bott Dry | Red | Still | 13%

This tiny cuvée is the jewel in the crown at this estate. Whilst it might be easy for a young domaine to buy vineyards in Seyssuel, it is not so easy in Côte-Rôtie. But Graeme and Julie do have two tiny parcels, and this cuvée has already won them much praise as newcomers to get seriously excited about. Impeccably balanced Côte-Rôtie from the outstanding 2020 vintage.

Young: 2025 - 2036

André Perret

Mild-mannered André Perret makes some of the appellation’s finest examples. In fact, his Condrieus are appellation-defining wines, and have earned him loyal followers over the years.

2022 Condrieu, André Perret Dry | White | Still

This is so zesty and vibrant, with a beautiful orange zest and floral scent. The palate is silky and mineral - a combination that André has a dab hand at conjuring from the Viognier grape.

Ready: 2024 - 2030
2022 Condrieu Côteau de Chéry, André Perret Dry | White | Still

If André’s straight Condrieu is the benchmark, then this is a wine that transcends its category altogether. The vines here are approaching 70 years old, and the wine has a lifted salty aroma taking it to another level altogether. So much tension and persistence on the palate.

Young: 2025 - 2032
2022 Saint-Joseph Les Grisières, André Perret Dry | Red | Still

This Syrah comes from old vines grown on the steep slopes in the north of the long, narrow St Joseph appellation, near the domaine in Condrieu. It is dark and brambly, with a brightness and clarity on the palate of crunchy cassis fruit with a twist of licorice.

Young: 2025 - 2032
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Domaine François Villard

François Villard is a self-made man. He bought his first vineyards in the late 1980s. Vision, determination and hard work have seen his domaine become a reference point in the Condrieu appellation. His wines tread the line between richness and freshness with poise and panache.
2022 Condrieu, Les Terrasses du Palat, François Villard Dry | White | Still

This comes from a blend of grapes from Chavany, which give the wine a fruity profile, and grapes from Vérin, which add minerality and tension. It has a detailed nose of nettle freshness, with a great mineral length on the palate. This is a highly accomplished Condrieu blend, and great value for money. It is the fruitiest, most approachable Condrieu that François makes.

Ready: 2024 - 2029
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2022 Condrieu Le Grand Vallon, François Villard Dry | White | Still

This bursts with green pineapple perfume; both exotic and vibrant, with a silky, textured palate. It comes from a single vineyard in the south of the appellation, in St Pierre de Boeuf. The east/north-east aspect makes this site cooler than many, and its granite and gneiss soils results in superb mineral tension to the wine.

Ready: 2024 - 2030
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2022 Condrieu DePoncins, François Villard Dry | White | Still

This site is in Saint-Michel-sur-Rhône, just south of Château Grillet in the heart of the Condrieu appellation, where the quartzite mica-schist soils make wines of length and finesse. It is smoky, firm, and energetic, and clearly has plenty to give over the years to come.

Ready: 2024 - 2030
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M. Chapoutier

Michel Chapoutier’s Ermitages, both red and white, are some of the most sought-after and iconic wines of the Northern Rhône. The single site precision and lavish detail at this address are unparalleled.

2022 St-Joseph Les Granits Blanc, M. Chapoutier Dry | White | Still

This is made from a selection of their oldest Marsanne vines in St Joseph. Half aged in tank, half in 600l oak foudres. It typically has an exotic aroma of rich apricot and guava fruits, with a powerful weight on the palate and pithy freshness underneath.

Young: 2025 - 2032
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2022 Ermitage Le Méal Blanc, M. Chapoutier Dry | White | Still

This impressive white comes from 50-year-old+ Marsanne vines, is whole-bunch pressed and is fermented half in 600l oak foudres, half in vats. The vineyards are south facing, and are always the first to be harvested. This is full-bodied, concentrated, powerful and intense on the palate with notes of fresh pear, honey and hazelnuts. Yet a lean, freshness prevails. Incredibly impressive.

Young: 2026 - 2036
2022 Ermitage de L'Orée Blanc, Chapoutier Dry | White | Still

Ermitage De l'Orée comes from 60-70 year-old Marsanne vines from lieu-dit “Les Murets” at the top of the hill. Perfumed with white flowers, stone fruit and quince, the palate is wonderfully textured, with zippy acidity and a chalky, mineral finish. Expertly-judged.

Young: 2026 - 2036
2022 Ermitage de l'Ermite Blanc, M. Chapoutier Dry | White | Still

This is the exquisite zenith of Ermitage whites from Chapoutier. It’s a parcel situated right at the top of the hill, just around the chapel, where the vines struggle in the poor, granitic soils, resulting in this quite astonishing wine. It shows flamboyant intensity on the nose: there's mango, citrus peel and a lick of salinity. It’s precise and hugely energetic, with focused acidity and lots of salty minerality on the finish.

Young: 2026 - 2038
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2022 Crozes-Hermitage Les Varonniers, M. Chapoutier Dry | Red | Still

Les Varonniers comes from Chapoutier's oldest vines (60+ years) in Crozes, grown on south-eastern facing granitic soils. The elegant palate is packed full of cassis, black pepper and smoky notes and despite the cooler nature of the vintage there is wonderful ripeness of fruit. Drinking beautifully now, but with the capacity to go on.

Young: 2025 - 2034
2022 Saint-Joseph Les Granits Rouge, M. Chapoutier Dry | Red | Still

This comes from old vines in the southern part of the St Joseph appellation, on the opposite side of the river to Hermitage. The soils here are poor and stony. Plenty of classic, dark fruits, smokiness and herbal notes run through the palate, laced with ripe, silky tannins and a fresh, uplifting acidity.

Young: 2025 - 2034
2022 Ermitage Les Greffieux, Chapoutier Dry | Red | Still

This parcel sits at the bottom of the Hermitage hill on alluvial soils. In 2022 it is fleshy and full, with notes of fragrant red and black fruit, game and cracked black pepper. It is detailed, pure, elegant and complex. Utterly charming.

Young: 2026 - 2042
2022 Ermitage Le Méal, M. Chapoutier Dry | Red | Still

50-year-old Syrah vines grow in the high terraces of shingle and clay on the Hermitage hillside. This is rounded, with a voluminous texture and superb notes of dark fruits, black cherry, smoked meat, leather and a hint of dried rose petal. There is impressive complexity, with layers that build and build.

Young: 2026 - 2042
2022 Ermitage Le Pavillon, M. Chapoutier Dry | Red | Still

Coming from a 65 year old parcel, on the all-granite soils of lieu-dit Les Bessards, Le Pavillon displays cassis, blackberry and cracked black pepper notes. On the palate, the tannins are fine and swept along with fresh acidity, underpinned with a lovely, smokiness. This is a captivating Hermitage.

Young: 2026 - 2044
2022 Ermitage l'Ermite, M. Chapoutier Dry | Red | Still

This legendary wine comes from the vines situated right at the top of the Hermitage hill, near the St Christophe chapel, on very old, decomposed granite soils. The vineyard’s 80-year-old vines produce a fresh, vibrant wine, with lots of pepper, smokiness and blue fruits on the nose, and fine yet spirited tannins. Needs some time to unfurl, yet with outstanding potential.

Young: 2026 - 2044
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Domaine Marc Sorrel

Guillaume Sorrel’s wines are bold, powerful and enthralling examples of Hermitage. His whole-bunch Syrahs have a density and length that ensure superb ageing potential, while his whites have an unctuous density and a rich length. The high proportion of old vines only adds to the wines’ complexity. Powerful, textured, ageworthy, and intense wines.

2022 Crozes-Hermitage Blanc, Marc Sorrel Dry | White | Still

Guillaume Sorrel's whites are as interesting and profound as his reds. This wine from Crozes is a little more forward and floral than the Hermitage Blanc, making it delicious in its youth. It is apple-scented, fresh, bright, with wonderful energy.

Young: 2025 - 2031
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2022 Hermitage Blanc Les Rocoules, Marc Sorrel Dry | White | Still

Les Rocoules is one of the most outrageously flamboyant, unapologetically full-throttle whites on our list. Its broad shoulders and rich oily depths have won it many fans over the years. The old vine concentration here lends the wine intense complexity on the finish.

Young: 2026 - 2038
2022 Crozes-Hermitage Rouge, Marc Sorrel Dry | Red | Still

This is grown in kaolinite soils, a clay-limestone soil that only accounts for around 1% of Crozes-Hermitage. These white soils result in highly mineral wines. It is peppery and juicy, with tapenade and spiced fruit notes.

Young: 2025 - 2032
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2022 Hermitage Rouge Classique, Marc Sorrel Dry | Red | Still

This is a blend of two parcels and is the hidden gem of Sorrel’s range. 20% comes from Bessards, and 80% from Les Plantiers, just below Le Méal. These vines produce fruit with real power, and this wine has a great presence. But the floral tones and salty fruit make it more accessible than the Gréal, and mean it should start to open up a little earlier.

Young: 2026 - 2035
2022 Hermitage Le Gréal, Marc Sorrel Dry | Red | Still

Le Gréal is a unique and special blend, and the signature wine of the Sorrel domaine. 90% is drawn from the lauded Le Méal parcel, at 10% from Les Gréffieux, on the Hermitage hillside. There is a small amount of Marsanne co-planted amongst the Syrah that makes it into the blend, adding freshness and mollifying the tannins. These Sorrel vines date back to 1928 and produce exquisite concentration. This astonishing wine is consistently one of the hottest tickets in the Northern Rhône. It is fragrant, concentrated, powerful and poised. It demands cellaring, and will reward many times over for those who can wait.

Young: 2028 - 2042
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Domaine Alain Graillot

The Graillots are the kings of Crozes-Hermitages. They are masters of whole-bunch, precise, fragrant wines of outstanding quality that remain reasonably priced. You can’t go wrong here.

2022 Crozes-Hermitage, Alain Graillot Dry | Red | Still

Alain Graillot has long reigned as Crozes-Hermitage’s most respected grower. His sons Maxime and Antoine now run the ship and are making Crozes par excellence. This 2022 is sweetly fruited, with excellent depth. It always sits in the red spectrum of fruit, where all the best Crozes find themselves. It has structure, but also an effortless tenderness, thanks perhaps to its whole bunch fruit (the influence of Alain’s training at Domaine Dujac?).

Young: 2025 - 2032
2022 Crozes-Hermitage, Alain Graillot Dry | Red | Still

Alain Graillot has long reigned as Crozes-Hermitage’s most respected grower. His sons Maxime and Antoine now run the ship and are making Crozes par excellence. This 2022 is sweetly fruited, with excellent depth. It always sits in the red spectrum of fruit, where all the best Crozes find themselves. It has structure, but also an effortless tenderness, thanks perhaps to its whole bunch fruit (the influence of Alain’s training at Domaine Dujac?).

Young: 2025 - 2034

Domaine Alain Voge

This domaine helped put Cornas and Saint-Péray on the map. Their seek, modern wines mean they remain a reference point. These are dependable wines that drink well early on, but age with brilliance.
2022 Saint-Péray, Ongrie, Alain Voge Dry | White | Still

Alongside their impressive reds, this domaine makes wonderful still whites from Marsanne in Saint-Péray. Ongrie shows Marsanne’s satisfying bitterness and mouth-watering freshness, supported by subtle new oak, giving it a Burgundian feel. Notes of dried honey and lavender make it a stand out white Rhône. It’s great to see this wine back after none was made in 2021.

Young: 2025 - 2032
2022 Cornas Les Chailles, Domaine Alain Voge Dry | Red | Still

This is one of two signature reds at the domaine (the other is the Cornas Les Vieilles Vignes). It is a fruit-driven style with density and finesse. A long, gentle maceration draws out subtle liquorice and dark cherry notes with a lovely volume.

Young: 2025 - 2035
2022 Cornas, Les Vieilles Vignes, Alain Voge Dry | Red | Still

This is the second of the domaine’s signature cuvées (the other is Cornas Les Chailles). It comes from, unsurprisingly, the old vines which are planted further up the slopes at altitudes ranging from 250-400m. Small amounts of whole bunch fruit (20%) add freshness and silkiness. It shows old vine intensity, with density and precision in its notes of tapenade and cassis.

Young: 2025 - 2036
2022 Cornas, Les Vieilles Fontaines, Domaine Alain Voge Dry | Red | Still

This wine is only made in the best vintages. It comes from a vineyard that sits between Sabarotte and Savaux, right in the middle of the slope. The wine’s intensity is dialled up, thanks to the 30% whole bunch fruit used and ageing in 20% new oak. There is intensity here, with abundant but fondant tannins. This will reward the patient.

Young: 2026 - 2038

Domaine A Clape

Auguste Clape is a defining name in the Cornas appellation, with both historic fame and present-day cache. Today, Olivier Clape is making terrific wines from his family's historic vineyards. This is an exciting recent addition to the Lay & Wheeler list. The domaine releases wines once in bottle, so we are currently on the 2021 vintage for Cornas.

2021 Cornas, Domaine A Clape Dry | Red | Still

This flagship Cornas cuvée is a blend of parcels, including a 1.2 hectare parcel of the celebrated Reynard vineyard. It has silky tannins gliding along a long, savoury Syrah backbone. Olivier always recommends that it will benefit from some time in bottle.

Young: 2028 - 2045 Maximum quantity (6 bottles) limit apply
2022 Côtes du Rhône, Domaine A Clape Dry | Red | Still

This Côtes du Rhône is a great introduction to one of the Rhône’s enduring greats. It is earlier drinking than the statuesque Cornas, but with every bit as much charm.

Young: 2025 - 2032
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Franck Balthazar

Franck Balthazar is making some of the most exciting and sought-after wines in the Northern Rhône, gaining an army of fans for his low-intervention, whole-bunch, cool and balanced Cornas Syrahs. He is an exciting recent addition to the Lay & Wheeler list.

2022 Côtes du Rhône, Franck Balthazar Dry | Red | Still | 13.5%

Franck Balthazar is making some of the most exciting and sought-after wines in the Northern Rhône, gaining an army of fans for his low-intervention, whole-bunch, cool and balanced Cornas Syrahs. Franck buys organically grown fruit for this Côtes du Rhône from the southern Rhône village of Séguret. It’s a classic blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. It shows incredible intensity for a wine of this level, and as a result is mind-bogglingly good value.

Ready: 2024 - 2029
2022 Cornas Cuvée Casimir Balthazar, Franck Balthazar Dry | Red | Still

Casimir is a blend of fruit from the younger vines of the domaine grown across a few parcels. Like the Chaillot it is made with 100% whole bunch fruit, and aged in old oak barrels, using minimal sulphur dioxide additions. There is plenty to get excited about here: it is the most ethereal and fragrant of the Balthazar Cornas.

Young: 2027 - 2035 Maximum quantity (6 bottles) limit apply
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2022 Cornas Chaillot, Franck Balthazar Dry | Red | Still

This is the pinnacle of the Balthazar cellar - a Cornas that defines Franck’s style for making complex and ethereal Cornas from old vine fruit, vinifying with 100% whole bunch. It shows impressive tension, with a superbly long, silky finish. This is Cornas at its very best.

Young: 2027 - 2036 Maximum quantity (6 bottles) limit apply
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2022 Cornas Cuvée Juliette, Franck Balthazar Dry | Red | Still

Franck inherited this parcel from his grandfather, and replanted it in 2015 and 2016. So the first vintage released was the 2019, and only in tiny volumes. Like his other wines, it shows a master of whole-bunch at work, in total command of low-intervention élevage. In contrast to the Casimir, this is broad-shouldered and muscular, perhaps thanks to the high proportion of clay in the soil here.

Young: 2027 - 2036 Maximum quantity (6 bottles) limit apply
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2022 Cornas Cuvée Hommage, Franck Balthazar Dry | Red | Still

This cuvée is made in only tiny volumes, and released to just a few customers. It is made from Chaillot grapes (a particularly old parcel), and is vinified and aged without sulphur. Just 1 gramme per litre of sulphur is added before bottling.

Young: 2027 - 2038 Maximum quantity (6 bottles) limit apply
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Domaine du Tunnel

Stéphane Robert’s remote, high-altitude domaine has risen up the ranks of top Rhône addresses for its superb array of single variety Saint-Pérays and intense, inky Syrahs from Cornas. Stéphane’s wines have a fruity intensity, unadorned by oak influence, and are some of the most terroir-expressive wines on the list. They deserve every bit of hype they now enjoy. 

2022 Saint-Péray Roussanne, Domaine du Tunnel Dry | White | Still | 14%

A nutty, waxy wine from one of the masters of white wine in the region. It comes from the vines planted above the winery (an old railway tunnel that burrows through the hillside). It has drive, volume, richness, and a long peachy aromatic length. Stéphane is one of just three winemakers in the appellation to bottle a 100% Roussanne.

Young: 2025 - 2032
2022 Cornas Vin Noir, Domaine du Tunnel Dry | Red | Still | 13.5%

This comes from a selection of 100-year-old vines in some of Stéphane’s best parcels, Champelrose, Eygats, and Combe. It shows amazing presence of tannins and drive, and will benefit from a little time in bottle. Hugely elegant, mouth-coating, and intense.

Young: 2026 - 2036
2022 Saint-Péray Roussanne, Domaine du Tunnel Dry | White | Still | 14%

A nutty, waxy wine from one of the masters of white wine in the region. It comes from the vines planted above the winery (an old railway tunnel that burrows through the hillside). It has drive, volume, richness, and a long peachy aromatic length. Stéphane is one of just three winemakers in the appellation to bottle a 100% Roussanne.

Young: 2025 - 2030
2022 Cornas Pur Noir, Domaine du Tunnel Dry | Red | Still | 13.5%

Pur Noir is a barrel selection of the best of Vin Noir, so from Champelrose, Eygats, or Combe. It is only ever made in the best years and sits at the pinnacle of Stéphane’s cellar. It is a sensational wine, with depth and flare.

Young: 2027 - 2040
2022 Saint-Péray Marsanne, Domaine du Tunnel Dry | White | Still | 14%

This cuvée flies out the door, so much so that we have to be early to confirm our allocation or it all goes well before the en primeur campaign. It’s pithy, expressive, and with a supple freshness. It’s beautiful to drink in its youth, but will develop well with some time in bottle.

Young: 2025 - 2030
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