2016 Equis Cornas

Rhone Valley, France

A boutique Rhone Syrah from the revered Maxime Graillot.


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About the Wine

Equis is the boutique negoce label from Maxime Graillot and Thomas Schmittel. The Equis Cornas can be described as the piece de resistance of the range, crafted from organically farmed old-vine fruit growing on the hillsides of Cornas, where the soils are filled with granite.

The result is a gorgeously elegant and full-bodied wine, black fruit flavours enveloped in a peppery spice and well-integrated oak.

A great way to impress at your next charcuterie party, sure to turn any occasion into a special one.

About Equis/ Maxime Graillot

Emerging form the shadows of a giant can be hard, even more so, when that shadow belongs to your father.

Yet Maxime Graillot has certainly done that, while he still works with his father Alain as his eponymous domain in the Northern Rhone, he has concurrently set out on his own with his Equis wines.

Moving towards a more holistic approach, Maxine utilises organic viticulture in the vineyards he purchased adjacent to his fathers, while at the same time eschewing the heavy influence of whole bunch fermentation for which Alain is renowned.

Maxime produces wines with an effortless grace - Syrahs for the true romantics of the variety.

Maxime Graillot
Maxime Graillot
Rhone Valley, France
Additional Info

From the Importer

This Cornas is drawn from the vines of a grower known to the Graillot family for a long time. There are three parcels: 25% is from a 20-year-old site on the slopes of the great Cornas lieu-dit, Les Chaillots; La Sabarotte (with 35-year-old vines) contributes another 25%; and La Côte (80- to 90- year-old vines, on a 50% gradient) makes up the other half. All are hillside sites where the soils are very rich in granite.

The vines have always been organically managed by the owner/grower, Elie Bancel--one of the great characters of the Rhône. Although it is made from purchased fruit, Max and Thomas are quick to point out that they could not manage the vines any better themselves! They also retain the final say as to when the grapes are harvested and send their own team in to do the picking.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Maxine Graillot and father Alain
Maxine Graillot and father Alain
Northern Rhone Valley, France

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