L’Orange Courbissac (Orange Wine) 2021

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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.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Natural, Organic
Producer Domaine De Courbissac
Country France
Region Languedoc, France
Vintage 2021
Wine Type Orange Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grapes Grenache Gris, Marsanne, Muscat
Terroir Clay and limestone
Alcohol 12% abv
Total Sulphur Below 50mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 5-8 years
Food Matching Anything and Everything

Domaine de Courbissac, Langudeoc.  Brunnhilde Claux runs the tiny 5 hectare farm of Domaine de Courbissac in Cesseras, in the heart of the Minervois. It is a region famous for its schist soils and deep, rich but sometimes rustic red wines. Brunnhilde has uncharacteristic 'Terroir', Grenache, Mourvedre and Carignan on clay and limestone and Syrah on sandstone soils.  This unique 'Terroir', and the height of her vines create elegant Minervois wines. The work in the cellar is minimal save for a rigorous selection of only the plumpest, juiciest berries for the top 'Cuvee', Roc Suzadou.  The do a spontaneous fermentation, either whole bunch or partially de-stalked and without any oxygen.  The fermentation is all in concrete or barrels and the wines are naturally clarified and matured in barrels.  These are pure southern French wines at their best and most elegant.  Domaine de Courbissac is excellent value for money for the quality and purity of the wine.  In Bordeaux, this level of quality would be three times the price.  These are bottles that will age very well too.

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  1. Eliza

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    Forever the most popular wine on offer. Could drink this continuously.

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