Cornas Champelrose 2020 | Domaine Courbis
From various vineyard parcels across the Courbis domaine, mostly from vines near the base of Cornas slope. The soils are a combination of only limestone and granite. 100% Syrah.
3 weeks of vatting to extract as much color and flavor as possible. It is aged entirely in casks that are a mix of 25% new; 20% one year; and 55% 2-3 years of age. Aged for 12 months in barrels, after which the wine is assembled in tank and aged for four more months before bottling.
From old vines at the bottom of the slope, Courbis's 2020 Cornas Champelrose sees no new oak in its élevage. Bursting with blackberries and licorice, it's a full-bodied, dense, extracted and richly tannic wine, with plenty of the appellation's meaty, tarry notes and a long, velvety finish.