Minervois Roc Suzadou Domaine de Courbissac 2016

Minervois Roc Suzadou
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A hearty dinner

Looks, Smells, Tastes like:

Mature, Earthy, Soft

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Minervois Roc Suzadou Domaine de Courbissac, Natural wine, pure ‘Terroir’, Grenache, Carignan, soft red fruits, animal character, Herbes de Provence, round and voluptuous. This wine comes from 70 to 90 years old vines on clay and limestone soils. Often Grenache from the region is aged in smaller oak barrels but this wine matures in large Foudre. That helps to retain the pure terroir features of the wine. The fruit is soft and redolent of wild strawberries and forest fruits, the palate is full but very fresh, a very long length follows. A gorgeous regional French red, for grilled and roast meat and veg, it is a winner.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Natural, Organic
Producer Domaine De Courbissac
Country France
Region Languedoc, France
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grapes Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah
Terroir Clay, Limestone
Alcohol 14.5% abv
Maturation Natural fermentation (indigenous yeast) in vat with 9 to 12 days of maceration. Ageing in 40hl foudre.
Total Sulphur Below 50mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 years plus
Food Matching Hard Cheese, Poultry, Red Meat

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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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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Minervois Roc Suzadou Domaine de Courbissac 2016