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The subject line might have caught your eye" 2015 red Burgundy?" you might be asking yourself. After all, in the marketplace today we are seeing the tail end of 2016 red Burgundy with 2017 slowly creeping in. But Edmond Cornu is pure #thuglife. While others are desperately trying to get everything out of the cellar as quickly as possible, Cornu likes to wait a bit. Let them settle down in the cellar before making the great pilgrimage across the pond. Shouldn't we all be so lucky?
The whole of Cornas comprises 145 hectares of vines—smaller than many individual mid-sized estates in a region like Bordeaux or Tuscany—and its punishingly steep slopes ensure, in Darwinian fashion, that only the most committed growers will forge wine here. Perhaps it’s because of its diminutive size, or because it has never been as dominated by négociants nor as glorified in the press as its more northern neighbors, but Cornas gives the impression of a tight- knit community—a group of winegrowers with an abundant respect for local tradition, and for what makes their wines special.