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.