Minervois Les Traverses Domaine de Courbissac 2020

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Looks, Smells, Tastes like:

Ruby Red, Fruity, Smooth

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Minervois Les Traverses Domaine de Courbissac, Natural wine, pure ‘Terroir’, you taste the elegance of the clay and limestone rather than the firmness of schist. Brunnhilde Claux is now the custodian of this tiny 2.5 hectare wine estate, she loves the style of her ‘Terroir’, not schist like most of the Minervois region but clay and limestone. The style is softer she says, more freshness, more fruit and softer, rounder palate. These certainly are beautiful and very seductive wines, great balance and you just want to keep on drinking them.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Natural, Organic
Producer Domaine De Courbissac
Country France
Region Languedoc, France
Vintage 2020
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grapes Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah
Terroir Clay limestone, sandstone and gravel
Alcohol 14% abv
Maturation Natural fermentation (indigenous yeast) in tank and concrete vat (whole cluster). Ageing for 6 months in concrete tank
Total Sulphur Below 50mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 5-8 years
Food Matching Blue Cheese, Red Meat, Rich Sauces

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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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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Minervois Les Traverses Domaine de Courbissac 2020