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Domaine Courbis 2018 Cornas Champelrose


Grape Variety: Syrah

Country: France

Region: Rhone

Domaine Courbis 2018 Cornas Champelrose

Pairs with: Duck stew

Good for: Celebrating milestones.

Grape: Syrah

I am from: Northern Rhone, France

The story: The origins of the Courbis family estate date back to the 16th century. More recently, the brothers Dominique and Laurent Courbis have succeeded their father, Maurice, who was the mayor of Chateaubourg, their hometown. All the grapes are harvested by hand and yields are kept to an average of 30 hl/ha. The fruit is 100% destemmed and the maceration period for the Syrahs lasts between two and three weeks. The wines mature in oak casks which are new or up to three years old. The red wines are fined with egg whites but not filtered and are bottled between two and three years of the harvest. The wines of the Courbis estate are some of the most compelling examples of St. Joseph and Cornas being made today. The Courbis brothers have combined their long family experience with a modern style and this has earned them international recognition.

Why you’ll love me: This deep purple-hued effort offers a plump, rounded, full-bodied style with classic Cornas notes of smoked meats, black fruits, chocolate, and earthy minerality. As with all the wines from this team, the purity of fruit, tannins, and overall balance are spot on.