Domaine Courbis La Sabarotte Cornas 2013

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Domaine Courbis La Sabarotte Cornas 2013

Country - France

Region - Rhône

Grape Varieties - Syrah 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Courbis

Tasting notes - The epitome of fine Cornas, this is Domaine Courbis' most dramatic wine. Showcasing great fruit intensity, a silky suppleness on the palate and integrated new oak flavours, this is the perfect combination of power and elegance.

Awards
93Pts, Joanna Simon , 2017
Silver, SWA, 2019

 

Domaine Courbis La Sabarotte Cornas 2013

The epitome of fine and maturing Cornas, rich and
intense with layers of meaty and gamey flavours with
herbal notes, a beautiful combination of power and
elegance.


Producer Note
Domaine Courbis dates from the 16th century and has been handed down from
father to son since the start of the 20th century. It is 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 and the cellar is modern and
equipped with temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and oak casks. The
polished wines of Domaine Courbis are of extremely high quality and are consistently
met with worldwide acclaim.


Vintage
2013 produced some very good quality reds which have excellent longevity. Despite
a slow start, the 2013 growing season ended well with warm days and cool nights
throughout the summer. Rain prompted a speedy harvest, which was one of the
latest ever.


Vineyard
Situated on the right bank of the river Rhône, not far from the city of Valence, the site
of Cornas combines the factors of a 'Grand Terroir'. This one hectare Cornas La
Sabarotte vineyard is situated at 70 metres above sea level and is considered to be
among the very best sites of the appellation. It has very old, low yielding vines which
were mostly planted in 1947 (some are even older). The soil is a thin granitelimestone over

protruding granite rock, which has poor fertility and is free draining,
encouraging the vine to develop strong root systems. The site is perfectly orientated
to the South East.


Winemaking
The grapes were hand harvested, destemmed and lightly pressed. Vinification took
place in sealed stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of between 30 to
32°C. The maceration lasted three weeks during which time the desired levels of
colour, flavour and fine tannins were extracted. The wine underwent a malolactic
fermentation in barrel and was aged in oak barrels, of which 60% were new, for
approximately 18 months. The wine was filtered prior to bottling.


Tasting Note
The epitome of fine Cornas, this is Domaine Courbis' most dramatic wine.
Showcasing great fruit intensity, a silky suppleness on the palate and integrated new
oak flavours, this is the perfect combination of power and elegance.


Grape
Syrah 100%

Awards
93Pts, Joanna Simon , 2017
Silver, SWA, 2019

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