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Producer: Domaine CourbisGrape Varieties: 100% SyrahOptimum Drinking: Within 8 yearsWine Style: Spicy and smoky with rounded tanninsAlcohol by Volume: 13%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: France
Domaine Courbis dates from the 16th century and has been handed down from father to son since the start of the 20th century. The vineyards currently extend to 20 hectares (3Ha in Cornas, 4Ha Saint Joseph white and 13Ha Saint Joseph red) in the communes of Châteaubourg and Cornas. 18 hectares are planted on hillsides facing south and west.The wine cellar, built in 1980, is modern and is equipped temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wines of Domaine Courbis are of extremely high quality and are exported to Belgium, United Kingdon, the USA and Switzerland
Grapes: 100% Syrah from vineyards that are entirely south-facing and are situated at the northern edge of this appellation. .
Soil: 50% Chalky-clay and 50% sandy granite
Winemaking: The grapes are hand harvested, destemmed and lightly pressed. Vinification takes place in sealed temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 30-32C.Maceration lasts 8-10 days.
Ageing: In new vats and casks.. Normally bottled after 15-18 months maturation
Serve: At room temperature to accompany roast meats and poultry
Taste: Deep colour. Full flavoured with spicy and smoky overtones. The wine has a good texture and rounded tannins.
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