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Domaine Eric et Joël Durand
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Red wine 2017 Cornas AOC "Empreintes", Rhône, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Syrah 100%
Registration number: #EJD-L6171

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Last reviewed: 26 December, 2019

Appellation in the northern section of the Rhône on the right bank, classified as Cru (peak appellation). The name of Celtic origin means "burnt or scorched earth", which, like the appellation Côte Rôtie, refers to the hot and dry climate. The red wine from this area has an ancient history. According to a naturally unverifiable legend, a lover of it is said to have been Emperor Charles the Great (1638-1715). At the French royal court the Cornas was already popular in the 10th century and in the 19th century its excellent reputation was comparable to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The vineyards cover...

France is a relatively young wine-growing country compared to Greece and Italy. The first vines were brought in the 6th century BC by the Greeks, who founded Massalia (lat. Massillia = Marseille) in the southwest on the Mediterranean coast. At this time, the land that was later called Gaul by the Romans was inhabited by the Celts. A brisk trade developed and the Greeks covered the demand. When they immigrated to the Po Valley in the 5th century, they got to know Italian wine and began to import it. The later French consumed wine for a long time before they started to cultivate it themselves on a large scale. The conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar...

The red grape variety originates from France. There are over 80 synonyms that testify to its great age and worldwide distribution. The most important from a historical point of view are Hermitage, Shiraz (Australia), Candive, Marsanne Noir, Petite Sirrah, Petite Syrah, Scyras, Sérène, Serine, Sira, Sirac, Sirah, Syra, Syrac (France); Balsamina, Neiretta Cunese, Neiretta del Monregalese, Neiretta del Rosso, Neiretta di Pinerolo, Neiretta di Saluzzo, Zagarese (Italy); Neretto del Beinale (Spain); Shiraz (South Africa); Zizak (Montenegro). Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or...

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