Domaine Durand Prémices 2018 Cornas AOP, Rhone, France

“We are two brothers: Eric and Joël. Our vineyard covers 20 ha. We are located in the south of the Saint-Joseph appellation, 10 km south of Tain l’Hermitage. Syrah is the only red grape variety of the vineyard. The vines are planted on steep hills on which we can only use manual work.” Terroir: Plot selection from vines producing soft refined wines with elegant tannins. Granite soils. Winemaking: Manual harvest. Cold maceration. Daily punching of the cap. 15 to 21-day vatting. 12 month barrel ageing, 20% new oak. Tasting: Deep red color. 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.