Lautaret Red
Domaine Eric & Joel Durand - Saint Joseph
Red,Saint Joseph
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
Selection of plots high on a hillside (Lautaret) above the village of Chateaubourg. Granite soils. Vines : 25 years old - about a hectare - 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 28 days./nLAUTARET is matured in two types of barrel: 20% new and the rest used 3 to 4 times.
Tasting notes
Nose of ripe red fruit with a touch of pepper. A powerful mouth with tannins which are noticeable but fine and elegant.
Food pairing
Red meat, meat casseroles, grilled meat.
Aging potential
10 years
Grape varieties
100% Syrah
Press
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
201991-93+ Jeb Dunnuck
Previous rating
201892+ Wine Advocate
201894 Jeb Dunnuck
201892 Wine Spectator
201793 Wine Enthusiast
201692 Wine Spectator
201693 Wine Advocate
201691 Vinous
201692 Wine Enthusiast
94
2018
Slightly more expensive, the 2018 Saint Joseph Lautaret offers more smoky minerality as well as impressive darker currants, blackberries, violets, and barbecued meat-like aromas and flavors. These carry to a rich, meaty, almost bloody/iron-laced Saint-Joseph that has full-bodied richness, ripe, polished tannins, wonderful balance, and a great finish. With moderate acidity and a fleshy, already hard to resist style, enjoy bottles over the coming 10-15 years.
Jeb Dunnuck
Terrisson Wines
195 rue Guy Arnaud
30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
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