Emotion, AOC Cornas, Rouge, 2014


The wine
Emotion represents the family know-how of two brothers Eric and Joël Durand. Thanks to the mastery of a perfect balance in the environment of the vineyard and the greatest respect for tradition, this chiselled cuvée reveals elegance and nobility. A gourmet and fine wine for a pure emotion.
Plots located near the village in the localities Mazards, Patou, La Cote, Chaillots. South / southeast exposure. Altitude 120 to 200 m.
In the vineyard
Much of the work can only be done manually. (pruning, disbudding, topping, use of the horse and the winch to work the hillsides)
Age of the Vineyard: 20 to 40 years
Yield: 40hl / ha
The harvest is done manually and at full maturity (choice after a taste and analytical monitoring of the berries). The harvest is harvested in small boxes and refrigerated for 12 to 24 hours. Partial destemming (80%). Fermentation in thermoregulated concrete and stainless steel vats with a maximum of 28 ° C. Maceration period of 18 to 25 days. Malolactic fermentation in barrels
Aging for 12 months in 228l barrels and 600l half barrels (20% new).
Syrah : 100%


Tasting notes
Color: deep dark garnet. Aromas: Dominant nose of red and black fruits, with notes of spices, pepper and roasting. Taste: The attack on the palate is powerful. The mid-palate is full-bodied and full with toasted, roasted, black olive and licorice notes. The finish presents a very developed tannic structure typical of this appellation. A racy wine which symbolizes the Cornas appellation with its personality.
Food and wine pairings
It is the game wine par excellence, also to be served with red meats and cheeses. This vintage will support meats in sauce, a stew with bacon for example, and all game dishes. To try on high quality chocolate desserts (Valrhona for example). Wine to decant (even young). Serving temperature: between 16 and 18 °.

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