The Tasting Table: Cornas
Next Occurrence : 01 May 2022
Let’s take a journey. Our destination? Cornas – the French appellation whose low-intervention syrah wines grow ever more desirable. In considering the great syrah wines of France’s northern Rhône, Cornas is something of an outlier. Its wines are typically the boldest of their neighbouring counterparts, known for flavours of blackberry jam, black pepper, violet and charcoal. Intense tannins are another Cornas hallmark, a tradition that has typically meant a long wait between bottling and enjoyment. In recent years, however, many of the region’s smallest producers have lead the way with high-intensity viticulture and minimal intervention winemaking to craft a modern reputation as some of the greatest expressions of syrah made anywhere in the wine world.
This Tasting Table will take place at Leigh Street Wine Room, an elegant city destination known for its extensive natural wine collection. You’ll explore wines from the region’s most revered producers like Clape and Thierry Allemand and be hosted by winemaker Fraser McKinley and Drinks Curator Nick Stock.
From $ 145 to $ 145