Domaine Durand Cornas

Region
France - Rhône
Winemaker
Éric and Joël Durand
Size
20 hectare
Established
1983
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This vineyard of 20 ha is farmed by brothers Éric and Joël Durand. Their grapes are from three pacrels within the Cote du Rhône: Saint-Joseph, Cornas and Saint-Péray supplying Syrah, Marsanne and Roussanne; with a small addition parcel of land in IGP Collines Rhodaniennes supplying the Voignier grape.

The various grapes are planted on granite-heavy hillside soils on the right hand side of the Rhone and on a few limestone foothills. The brothers believe in sustainable culture as well as manual work. Allowing the grapes to reach optimal maturity allows a perfect expression of the domain's terroirs and the production of rich wines respecting traditional Rhône wine-making values. Through oak ageing the expression of each terroir is revealed, bringing the wiles delicacy, smoothness, elegance and richness.

Wines Available


Cornas Confidence, , Domaine Durand

Cornas Confidence

Origin: Cornas, Rhône, France

Plot selection from different zones of the Cornas. Granite soils.

Vinification

Manual harvest. Cold maceration before fermentation and hot maceration for 28 days at 28°C. 12 months barrel ageing using 30% new oak.

Grape Variety

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Highly concentrated nose of black fruits and spices. Very powerful and complex mouth with really tight but soft tannins. Very mineral.

Cornas Empreintes, , Domaine Durand

Cornas Empreintes

Origin: Cornas, Rhône, France

Plot selection from different areas of the Cornas areas. Granite soils.

Vinification

Manual harvest, cold maceration. Daily punching of the cap. 21-to-28 day vatting. 12 months barrel aged approximately 20% new oak each year.

Grape Variety

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Highly concentrated nose of black fruits and spices. Very powerful mouth with really tight tannins. Very string and generous but also great delicacy. Ageing potential 10-15 years.

Cornas Prémices, , Domaine Durand

Cornas Prémices

Origin: Cornas, Rhône, France

Plot selection from various vines producing soft refined wines with elegant tannins. Granite soils.

Vinification

Manual harvest and cold maceration, daily punching of the cap. 15-21 day vatting, followed by 12 months in oak barrels of which 20% new oak each year.

Grape Variety

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.5%

Winemaker's Notes

A deep red colour. Concentrated nose of stone fruits and spices. The mouth is full with soft but tight tannins. The wine is very generous and long-lasting with a fresh finish. Ageing potential 6-10 years from the vintage year.

Saint Joseph Les Coteaux, , Domaine Durand

Saint Joseph Les Coteaux

Origin: Cornas, Rhône, France

The vineyard is located in the South of the Saint Joseph appellation. The vines are planted on steep hills with South, South-East exposure. Granite soils. Average age of the vines 15 to 25 years.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand. Cold maceration. Daily punching of the cap. 15 to 21 day vatting and aged 12 months in casks.

Grape Variety

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 14.0%

Winemaker's Notes

Deep red colour. Ripe nose of red spicy fruit. A full and fleshy mouth. Nice concentration with well-rounded tannins.

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