Domaine Courbis Les Eygats Cornas 2018

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Domaine Courbis Les Eygats Cornas 2018

Country - France

Region - Rhône

Grape Varieties - Syrah 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Courbis

Tasting notes - A stunning and aromatic wine, with notes of red fruit and Morello cherry complemented by elegant oaked spice. This classic Cornas has a round and textured palate enveloped in luscious deep black cherry flavours. A wine of great finesse with a long, exquisite finish.

Awards
93-95 pts, Robert Parker, 2019

Domaine Courbis Les Eygats Cornas 2018

An opulent and complex wine with intense flavours of
black fruits, liquorice and wild herbs with fresh mineral
and graphite notes.


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
2016 has been hailed as one of the great vintages for reds. Warm conditions
throughout the growing cycle produced small, concentrated berries, with lower
yields. Bud break, flowering and véraison all occurred under warm conditions.
September saw the warm days continue with cooler nights, producing beautifully
balanced wines with great concentration in colour, flavour and tannins. A classic
Rhône vintage.


Vineyard
Situated on the right bank of the river Rhône, not far from the city of Valence, the site
of Cornas combines all the factors of a 'Grand Terroir'. Its exceptional microclimate,
granite soils and old vines contribute to the potential for making great wines. The
vineyard soils are made up of decomposed granite, which are free draining and
very poor in nutrients, conducive to producing low yields.


Winemaking
The grapes were hand-harvested, destemmed and lightly pressed. Vinification took
place in closed stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of between 30 and
32°C. The maceration process lasted for 12 to 15 days until the desired levels of
colour and flavour were extracted. The wine was then transferred to vats (50%) and
French oak barrels (50%) of which 25% were new. The wine underwent malolactic
fermentation and was bottled after 18 months ageing in oak.


Tasting Note
Notes of red fruit and Morello cherry are complemented by elegant oaked spice. This
classic Cornas has a round and textured palate enveloped in luscious deep black
cherry flavours, with subtle spice and delicate oak notes. A wine of great finesse with
a long, exquisite finish.


Grape
Syrah 100%

Awards
93-95 pts, Robert Parker, 2019

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