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In celtic language, Cornas means "burnt land" which somehow describe easily what Cornas wine is about. The wine is robust, rich and dense.

Cornas has an old history in the Rhône Valley and in France. It was one of Charlemagne favorite wine.

In Cornas, vines grow in steep granitic slopes facing the sun and planted only with Syrah, meaning that there is only red wine in Cornas.

The wine is harsh when young and then get structure and balance after a few years. Cornas wine needs at least 3 years in a cellar to mature. Although it is recommended to wait between 5 to 10 years to enjoy all its aromas. Cornas is the perfect wine to match game dishes.

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Cornas wine information :

Name: Appellation Cornas Controlée
Location: Right bank of the Rhone river, facing the city of Valence
Places: Cornas
Soil: Granite
Size: 95 ha (235 acres)

190,000 bottles

Grape in Cornas:


Type of wines: Powerful and rich red wine
Age: From 4 years to 10 years and more
2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1997
Aromas in Cornas:

Red fruits





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Saint Marcellin

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More pages about Côtes du Rhône : Côtes du Rhône region

Wines from Côtes du Rhône :
Côte Rôtie - Condrieu - Château Grillet - Hermitage - Crozes Hermitage - Cornas - Côtes du Rhône aoc - Côtes du Rhône villages - Gigondas - Châteauneuf du Pape - Côtes du Ventoux - Wines from Côtes du Rhône

About Côtes du Rhône wine region :
Côtes du Rhône wine information - Rhône region information - Rhône wine map - Winemaking in Côtes du Rhône - Rhône wines and food - Buy wine - Côtes du Rhône main page

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Alsace - Bordeaux - Bourgogne / Burgundy - Champagne - Corsica - Languedoc-Roussillon - Loire Valley - Provence - South West of France



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