Cornas Lieu-dit Eygats 2017
Located on the Cornasberg, 100% granite, southern exposure, ancient vines of the old Serine clone and tiny yields. Almost completely unraveled. The Cornas VV from Tardieu also comes from here. Everything then spontaneously fermented in the cement together with the de-stemmed part. This tiny location of half a hectare is over 350 meters high, so it is very cool and extremely fine. The total production is only 1500 bottles. In both vineyards, Patou and Eygats, Ferraton is clearly contractually bound to the winegrowers, but it is an independent winegrower that works biodynamically for Ferraton. So both vineyards are not certified biodynamically. This would only be possible if a takeover took place in the future. Even the nose has a completely different approach than the Patou. It is fascinating that we have two such different Cornas at Ferraton. We mainly have black cherry and a little bit of mango and orange zest underneath. Very fine and cool climate style. Nothing burned. Thick and rich, but not as "much" wine as I said at Patou. We are almost getting tender for a Cornas in this fresh black cherry with mango and orange. This continues in the mouth. We have granite here, but we almost have this chic style of Cote Rotie here, but remain completely in the black fruit. Black cherry underlaid with a lot of granite. The liquorice is much lighter than in the Patou. We have nothing sweet, nothing sticky, just infinite length. Fine bitter substances come out at the back. Of course we have 2017 characteristics. Namely, very ripe fruit, butter-soft tannin, no harsh elements, everything is ripe. And the freshness of the cool nights together with the high minerality and this extreme stoniness of the Cornasberg gives the balance. But this wine has feminine aspects and is much finer than the power wine Patou, which I don't want to deny its class in any white. They are simply two very different wines from Cornas. But these eygats are among the best that Cornas can show.