Notes from Fine and Rare:
"Noel Verset is a true wine legend of Cornas. A fine wine region that might not even exist today if it was not for the resilient work of him and his compatriots Auguste Clape and Rene Balthazar. Cornas is widely recognised these days as one of the world's greatest sites for Syrah production and although the history of winemaking in this village dates back over a thousand years, just 50 years ago it was largely a forgotten backwater of the Rhone valley. Even up until the 1990s Cornas' top producers did not share the gravitas of the more established nearby villages of Cote Rotie and Hermitage. But prices today for Noel Verset’s wines often out-price both top Cote Rotie and Hermitage due to rarity and historical importance."