Domaine Courbis Les Royes Saint-Joseph 2018

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Domaine Courbis Les Royes Saint-Joseph 2018

Country - France

Region - Rhône

Grape Varieties - Syrah 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Courbis

Tasting notes - Ripe cassis aromas combine with seductive smoky, toasty undertones. Smooth, silky and concentrated with fine tannins and harmonious balance through to a long, persistent finish. 

Domaine Courbis Les Royes Saint-Joseph 2018

Opaque and opulent, this wine shows the characteristics of Syrah from the Northern Rhône, intense black fruits with rich undertones of liquorice and chocolate

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 wines of Domaine Courbis are of extremely high quality and are consistently met with worldwide acclaim.

Vintage

2018 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

Located in a picturesque valley and surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, the Royes vineyard forms an amphitheatre and covers six hectares. This is a spectacular Saint Joseph site, on South facing steep slopes, situated on the edge of Cornas. The soil is made up of clay and limestone, which imparts elegance to the resulting wine.

Winemaking

The grapes were hand harvested, destemmed and lightly pressed. Vinification took place in sealed temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 30 to 32°C. Maceration lasted 12 to 15 days, during which time the desired level of colour, flavours and fine tannins were extracted. The wine was aged in oak, of which 20% was new, for a period of 16 to 18 months.

Tasting Note

Ripe cassis aromas combine with seductive smoky, toasty undertones. Smooth, silky and concentrated with fine tannins and harmonious balance through to a long, persistent finish.

Grape

Syrah 100%

 

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