Since 1994, Michel Tardieu has been selecting and growing wines from very old vines and from the best terroirs of each appellation. Associated until 2007 with Dominique Laurent, known for the concentration of his Burgundy wines, Michel Tardieu has, because of the innate richness of the Rhone Valley wines, always sought to favour elegance and aromatic complexity in his selections.
Promoted two stars in the 2021 Revue du Vin de France guide.
Cornas Vieilles Vignes is the rarest cuvée from the Tardieu-Laurent cellar (not produced in 2012 and 2013), from Syrah aged 80 to 100 years and more. Intensely peppery and tight, a great bottle for keeping.
Terroirs : Les Eygats and Patou full slopes
Varieties (age of vines) : 100% syrah (80 to over 100 years)
Alcohol content : 14°
Vinification : 3/4 not destemmed grapes
Ageing : 24 months in new and one old barrels
Bottling : no fining and no filtration