Prémices 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
Selection of plots in areas producing soft refined wines. Granite soils. Vines : 13 to 15 years old - 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 days./nPREMICES is matured for 12 months in casks used 1 to 4 times.
Tasting notes
Concentrated nose of stone fruits. The mouth is full with soft but tight tannins. This wine is very generous and long-lasting with a fresh finish.
Food pairing
Red meat, meat casseroles, grilled meat, game, cheeses.
Aging potential
6 to 10 years
Grape varieties
100% Syrah
Press
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
201992-94 Jeb Dunnuck
201994 Wine Spectator
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201894 Jeb Dunnuck
201894 Wine Spectator
201891 Wine Advocate
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201791 Wine Advocate
94
2018
Solidly built, with ripe and vivid waves of crushed plum, blackberry and boysenberry fruit rolling through, laced with sweet bay and violet notes. Long twang of iron minerality pierces the finish to keep it all honest. Best from 2022 through 2036. 875 cases made, 100 cases imported.
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator
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