Empreintes 2019 | Domaine Durand Eric & Joël
Domain of 20 hectares located in the communes of Châteaubourg and Glun, in the south of the Saint-Joseph and Cornas appellation. 20-30 years old vines with granite floor. 100% Syrah.
Manual harvest. Cold maceration. 15 to 21 to 28-day vatting. 12 month barrel ageing, 20% new oak.
Sure, the 2019 Cornas Empreintes is lightly 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.