Domaine Courbis La Sabarotte Cornas 2018

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Domaine Courbis La Sabarotte Cornas 2018

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.

 

Domaine Courbis La Sabarotte Cornas 2018

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
The spring of 2018 was varied. March was cold and rainy, followed by a warm April
and a sunny May. The summer that followed delivered exceptionally warm, sunny days
throughout and the temperatures were above average for the duration.
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 decomposed granite-limestone
layer over solid 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
optimising the influence of the sun on the ripening vines.
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.
Maceration lasted three weeks during which time the desired levels of colour, flavour
and fine tannins were extracted. The wine underwent a malolactic conversion in barrel
and was aged in oak barrels, of which 60% were new, for approximately 18 months.
The wine was lightly 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%
Winemaker: Laurent Courbis
Region: Rhône
Subregion: Cornas
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%

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