Alain Voge 2017 Cornas "Les Chailles" Rhone Valley
Alain Voge has a great reputation in the Northern Rhone for delivering far above many of his neighbors and often for less money. 2017 was a leaner vintage and we find that with temperatures going up around the world, the cooler vintages return to wines of purity and balance rather than warm weather saturated fruit bombs. Dark red fruit, tons of cracked black pepper, some granite and gentle violets. Great weight and texture with enough tannin to hold up to big meaty meals and a few years in the cellar.