Courbis Saint Joseph Blanc 2016
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £133.06
Country - France
Region - Rhône
Grape Varieties - Marsanne 97%, Roussanne 3%
Alcohol by volume - 13%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Domaine Courbis
Tasting notes - An excellent example of white St Joseph from the Northern Rhône; this is very aromatic, with floral notes combining with ripe peach and a touch of brioche on the nose. Richly textured, but beautifully balanced on the palate with a refreshing finesse on the finish.A richly textured white wine with an intriguing blend of honey and fresh mineral flavours and a long, nutty finish. An excellent example of white St Joseph from the Northern Rhone. Floral notes on the nose followed by excellent weight and density on the palate and refreshing finesse on the finish.
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A richly textured white wine with an intriguing blend of
honey and rich buttered toast and a long, nutty finish.
Domaine Courbis dates from the 16th century and has been handed down from
father to son since the start of the 20th century. Now under the dynamic partnership
of two brothers: Laurent, who is responsible for winemaking, and Dominique who
looks after the vineyard. The vineyard currently extends to 35 hectares (including
eight hectares in Cornas, five hectares in Saint Joseph Blanc and 19 hectares in
Saint Joseph Rouge) in the communes of Châteaubourg and Cornas. The vines are
planted on steep hillsides facing South and West. The wine cellar is modern and
equipped with temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and oak casks. The wines
of Domaine Courbis are of extremely high quality and are consistently met with
The vineyard is located approximately eight kilometres from Tournon. It comprises five
hectares situated to the southern end of the estate, on south east facing steep
slopes. The vines are planted in clay and limestone soils.
The grapes were manually harvested at optimum maturity. They were immediately
pressed, racked and fermented at low temperatures of 16 to 17°C in stainless steel
vats. 30% of the harvest was fermented in new barrels.
An excellent example of white St Joseph from the Northern Rhône; this is very
aromatic, with floral notes combining with ripe peach and a touch of brioche on the
nose. Richly textured, but beautifully balanced on the palate with a refreshing finesse
on the finish.
Roasted poultry with seasonal vegetables
Marsanne 97%, Roussanne 3%
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