Domaine Courbis Saint-Joseph Rouge 2016

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Domaine Courbis Saint-Joseph Rouge 2016

Country - France

Region - Rhône

Grape Varieties - Syrah 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Courbis

Tasting notes - A refined and aromatic nose of ripe red fruits and blackcurrant, leads to a harmonious and complex palate with violets and cooked fruit characters and fine, silky tannins. Supple and moreish on the finish.

Domaine Courbis Saint-Joseph Rouge 2016

This is a full flavoured and fleshy wine with intense
flavours of plum and smoked bacon with black pepper

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.

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.

St Joseph is situated at the confluence of the Rhône and Isère rivers on the right
bank of the Rhône. Domaine Courbis owns the most southern parcels of the St
Joseph appellation, on very steep and terraced slopes, with a southern and eastern
orientation. The soils comprise 30% clay and limestone, and 70% decomposed
granite, which retains the heat from the day and promotes a long slow ripening
period for the grapes. A green harvest takes place to encourage more mature
flavour compounds and increase the quality of the berries. The average yield is 37
hectolitres per hectare.

The grapes were hand harvested in small boxes, 100% destemmed and lightly
pressed. Vinification took place in new vats at controlled temperatures of between
30 to 32°C. Maceration lasted between 12 to 15 days to achieve the maximum
colour extraction. The wine was then matured for 10 months; of which 20% was oak
of one year; 60% oak of third or fourth passage with the remaining 20% aged in
stainless steel. The wine underwent regular racking prior to being bottled.

Tasting Note
Refined and aromatic notes of ripe red fruits and blackcurrant characters lead to a
harmoniously balanced and fleshy palate. Hints of violet enhance the intense fruit
flavours, which are supported by fine, silky tannins.

Syrah 100%

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