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GUILLAUME GILLES

LVT 2019 r  2012 wh  A young man who worked chez Robert Michel and Jean-Louis Chave from 2000 to 2004. He gained an extra two hectares in early 2007, and is now up to 3.5 ha, the main vineyard Chaillot, and has become a leading name at Cornas. His secondary Cornas vineyard is at 400 metres on the white sanded granite on Eyrieux, which gives its own Cornas, a lesser wine more on clear fruit. So far, one hectare has been planted out of two available, but planting rights are not much more than 0.05 hectare a year, thankfully.

The wines are whole bunch fermented, traditional, cleanly made, and good punch lies at their heart. There is also a good Côtes-du-Rhône (until 2017 Vin de France) called Les Peyrouses, which is half 1870s-1900s Syrah - get that! Guillaume also makes a Gamay of character, based on the Gamay de Saint Romain - "more colour, more structure than the classic Gamay", from the Massif Central foothills west of Tournon. Guillaume's cellars are the old Robert Michel venue.

1 Grande Rue 07130 Cornas

Tel: +33(0)475 55 38 26

gillesguillaume@neuf.fr

Countries exported to:1) USA 2) GB 3) Norway, Australia, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany

Percentage Exported: 60%

British Importers: Vine Trail, 266 Hotwells Road, Bristol BS8 4NG +44(0)117 921 1770 www.vinetrail.co.uk

USA Importers: Rosenthal Wine Merchant, Neal Rosenthal 56-43 58th St Maspeth NY 11378 +1800 910 1990 www.madrose.com info@madrose.com