Empreintes Red
Domaine Eric & Joel Durand - Cornas
Red,Cornas
100% Syrah
history
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.
Vineyard
Plots in different parts of the Cornas area. Granite soils. Vines : 15 to 20 years - 3ha - Yield : 35hl/ha
Winemaking
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 18 to 28 days./nEmpreintes is matured in two types of barrel: 20% new and the rest used 1 to 5 times.
Tasting notes
Highly concentrated nose of stone fruits and spices. The mouth is very powerful with really tight tannins. This wine is very strong and generous, but also has great delicacy.
Food pairing
Red meat, meat casseroles, grilled meat, game, cheeses.
Aging potential
10 to 15 years
Grape varieties
100% Syrah
Press
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
201993-95 Jeb Dunnuck
201994 Wine Spectator
201893+ Jeb Dunnuck
201892 Wine Spectator
201892-94 Wine Advocate
Previous rating
201792 Wine Advocate
201793 Wine Spectator
95
2019
The deep purple/blue-hued 2019 Cornas Empreintes offers more of everything, with bloody blue fruits, asphalt, liquid violets, ground pepper, and hints of spring flowers. It's another full-bodied, concentrated gem of a wine that's going to benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for 10-15 years.
Jeb Dunnuck
Terrisson Wines
195 rue Guy Arnaud
30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
+33 (0)4.66.23.44.22
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