L’Orange Courbissac, orange wine, organic wine, natural wine, subtle, grapey, very fresh, uplifting, delicious entry point to orange wine. The charm of this orange wine made in minuscule quantity in the Languedoc is in the natural, light grapeyness. This comes largely from the Muscat in the wine. It has fresh and floral aromas which balance perfectly the more savoury elements of orange wine. L’Orange Courbissac is a perfect summer wine, with olives or light salads, some smoked fish or even a few red grapes and cheese.
The wines crafted by Brunhilde at the domaine de Courbissac are all delicious. But it is perhaps her orange and white which are most notable. Why? Well in an area so well known for high temperatures and full bodied reds, her wines have a clean, elegant freshness. She is a committed natural grower and also employs some biodynamic techniques. The location of the vines is also important as they lie in the shadow of the black mountain in the northern Languedoc. They are 300 metres above sea level (nearly 1000 feet). This makes quite a difference to the night time temperatures. The grapes are Marsanne, Muscat, Grenache Gris and other unknown varieties. There is a 10 day maceration which makes for a lighter fresher expression of Orange wine. L’Orange Courbissac is often the wine we recommend to people who have never tried Orange wine before.
|Production Method||Natural, Organic|
|Producer||Domaine De Courbissac|
|Wine Type||Orange Wine|
|Wine Style||Medium bodied|
|Grapes||Grenache Gris, Marsanne, Muscat|
|Terroir||Clay and limestone|
|Total Sulphur||Below 50mg/l|
|Annual Production||0 - 5,000 bottles|
|Ageing Potential||5-8 years|
|Food Matching||Anything and Everything|