The Dumien family has lived in the Cornas region since the early 1500’s so they know their way around the vineyards. Winemaker Nicholas Serrette is the 4th generation of vignerons to make wines from this vineyard on the steep slopes of the Patou.
In Celtic, Cornas means “burnt earth,” in French it translates to “terres brulee” which tells you volumes about the dry, warm conditions on these steeply graded stopes. Soils are primarily granite; vineyards are small and challenging to cultivate, given the abrupt drops and eroded faces of many of Cornas’ hillsides. The
Vines are tended using organic principles and everything is picked by hand.