The Real Deal:
2019 Gilles Cornas

Posted by Joe Salamone

Of the new generation of Cornas producers, Guillaume Gilles stands out.

Gilles got his start working for Chave and Robert Michel, the legendary old-school Cornas producer who also served as a mentor to Thierry Allemand.

These serious credentials are on bold display in the honest, exacting, and very compelling wines that he produces.

photo of bottle of Gilles Cornas

The heart of Gilles’ small domaine is the Chaillot vineyard, which he leased from Michel when he retired. The wines are pure Cornas: burly, structured, powerful. 

The 2019 Cornas, from the prime higher slopes of Chaillot, is a serious bottle of Cornas. It has the brooding, bloody characters we expect, along with a constant stream of aromas: dried flowers, dark red fruits, spice, and crushed stones. This is a particularly powerful example of the wine. 

For fans of the northern Rhône, Gilles is one of the most exciting producers around. This is a real deal Cornas. Because of this, and the small size of the domaine, there's never enough to go around. Please give us your ideal order, and we'll try our best.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
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