Confidence Red
Domaine Eric & Joel Durand - Cornas
100% Syrah
The vineyard is owned by two brothers: Eric and Joël. Their vineyards cover 22 ha (8,5 ha of Saint Joseph , 9.5 ha of Cornas, 2 ha de St peray and 2 ha of Vin de Pays).They took over the family estate and started bottling our wine in 1991.They work hard to ensure their harvests will be fully expressive of the terroir. They love wines that have personality but are still fine and elegant.
Selection of harvests in two areas of Cornas where the soil is shallow. Granite soils. Vines : 25 to 30 years old - Yield : 35hl/ha
The grapes are harvested when their balance is at its best. Fermentation starts after destemming and cold maceration for 4 days at 8°C. The cap is punched every day by hand. Vinification lasts 28 days. CONFIDENCE is matured in two types of barrel: 20% new and the rest used 1 to 5 times.
Tasting notes
Highly complex nose of stone fruits and spices. The mouth is very powerful. The tannins are robust but elegant. This is a wine for cellaring but it can be enjoyed young because of its great delicacy.
Food pairing
Red meat, meat casseroles, grilled meat, game, cheeses
Aging potential
15 to 20 years
Grape varieties
100% Syrah
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
202092 Decanter
202092-95 Wine Advocate
202095-97+ Jeb Dunnuck
201995 Wine Spectator
201995-97 Wine Enthusiast
201995 Wine Advocate
201896 Jeb Dunnuck
201893 Wine Spectator
201894 Wine Advocate
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201997 Jeb Dunnuck
201896 Wine Enthusiast
One of my favorite Cornas, the 2018 Cornas Confidence comes from pure granite soils and was partially destemmed and brought up in 30% new French oak. The 2018 is a head-turner, revealing a dense purple color as well as sensational notes of crème de cassis, smoked bacon, graphite, bouquet garni, and liquid rock-like minerality. Rich, full-bodied, and opulent, with sweet tannins, this is one sexy Cornas that's going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and cruise for 10-15 years in cold cellars.
Jeb Dunnuck
Terrisson Wines
195 rue Guy Arnaud
30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
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