Empreintes 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.
Plots in different parts of the Cornas area. Granite soils. Vines : 15 to 20 years - 3ha - 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 18 to 28 days. Empreintes 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
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
202092 Decanter
202092-94 Wine Advocate
202092-94 Jeb Dunnuck
201994 Wine Spectator
201995 Wine Advocate
201995 Jeb Dunnuck
201892 Wine Spectator
201892-94 Wine Advocate
Previous rating
201893+ Jeb Dunnuck
Sure, the 2019 Cornas empreintesis ligntly cedary up front, but those notes are more than balanced by crushed stone, salted licorice, and bold cassis and blueberry flavors. Full-bodied and concentrated, this is a rock-solid Cornas with a long, dusty finish, capable of aging and improving up to two decades. Tasted twice ( once blind), with consistent notes .
JOe Czerwinski Wine Advocate
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