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DOMAINE COURBIS

LVT 2018 r 2018 wh Improving wines from a domaine whose vineyards are in the unusual position of containing a lot of limestone, in the very southern part of Saint-Joseph. These are cleanly made wines, and some could possess more soul at times: the spotless, modern vinification techniques can make the wines feel hands-off. The Saint-Joseph classic red is for drinking inside seven years; the St Joseph Les Royes red is very consistent, full of rich matter and can live over 10 years or more; the 2015 was a savoury **** wine.In 2015 a third Saint-Joseph red was introduced, called La Cotte Sud, based on early 1980s Syrah: the 2015 was a rocking ****(*) wine.

There are always good whites - the Saint-Joseph Les Royes blanc, notably, is rich and well-founded, and can handle its oak. The trio of Cornas wines comes in the modern, clear-fruit Cornas style: La Sabarotte is marked by oily, lissom black fruits. They gain more local feel if aged for several years. There are sound IGP wines as well, along with a consistent Crozes-Hermitage red from Pont de l’Isère and a Saint-Péray from some veteran vines on Hongrie.

Laurent, brother Dominique Courbis Route de St-Romain 07130 Châteaubourg

Tel: +33(0)475 81 81 60

http://www.vins-courbis-rhone.com

contact@domaine-courbis.fr

Countries exported to:1) GB 2) USA 3) Canada

Percentage Exported: 35%

British Importers: Hallgarten Druitt Dallow Road Luton LU1 1UR +44(0)1582 722 538 www.hallgartendruitt.co.uk sales@hallgartendruitt.co.uk Clarion Wines Limited Barley Mow Centre 10 Barley Mow Passage London W4 4PH +44(0)208 747 2069 www.clarionwines.co.uk info@clarionwines.co.uk

USA Importers: Russell Herman Consulting 103 Spring Ridge Drive Berkeley Heights NJ 07922 +1908 771 9082 wwscrhc@gmail.com Bond Street Imports 516 Fenton Place Charlotte NC 28207 +1704 521 1353 http://shop.bondstreetimports.com V.O.S Selections New York +1212 967 6948 www.vosselections.com Synergy Fine Wines 3999 Holly Street Unit 4 Denver CO 80207 +1303 831 6130 www.synergyfinewines.com