Cave de Tain Cornas 'Arenes Sauvage'-Wineseeker
$72.30

$85.00

Cave de Tain Cornas 'Arenes Sauvage'

Very fine 'plot selection' from the steep hillside of Cornas, Northern Rhone

Cornas is a jewel in the crown of the Northern Rhone wine region. Actually a smaller appellation than the more famous 'Hermitage' - Cornas is a natural amphitheater, a single facing slope with steep granite terraces.  The contour of the hill protects the vines from the cold Mistral winds, and ensures a unique microclimate - the hottest of the Rhone meaning a high level of ripeness and powerful small berries on the vines.

The "Arenes Sauvage" (wild arena) is picked from selected old vines from the best vineyards in the appellation - matured in 100% new oak - full bodied and very concentrated. Inky purple-black right to the rim, aromas of black olive, venison, and with touch of char unsurprising given the use of 100% new oak. Concentrated savoury black berries, cocoa, black cherry, thyme and black pepper leading to long and supple fine tannins. Special price $72 per bottle (down from $85) makes it the best value Cornas in the country.

Drinking wonderfully now, but will cellar happily for another 10+ years.

Region
  • France
  • France - Rhone
Style
  • Red Wine
Varietal
  • Syrah / Shiraz

Shipping Options / Costs

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Shipping Option Per Box  Cost
Pick up in store All Free
Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*) Up to 12 bottles $2.50
Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
Ship to: Waiheke Island Up to 12 bottles Add + $12.00
(*) Local Wellington includes Wellington City, Hutt City and Porirua City.