The 2018 Cornas Champelrose comes all from pure granite soils and was brought up in 25% new French oak. This deep purple-hued effort offers a plump, rounded, full-bodied style with classic Cornas notes of smoked meats, black fruits, chocolate, and earthy minerality. As with all the wines from this team, the purity of fruit, tannins, and overall balance are spot on. This beauty is already hard to resist but should evolve for 10-12 years. Drink: 2020-2032
93 points | Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com

The origins of the Courbis family estate date back to the 16th century. More recently, the brothers Dominique and Laurent Courbis succeeded their father, Maurice, in the early 1990s. Working from their gravity fed winery built into the slopes of St Joseph, the two are at the forefront of modern winemaking in the Northern Rhone.

Grapes are hand harvested and 100 percent de-stemmed.The Syrahs are vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel. Timings vary across the range. Lighter red wines are matured in a mix of tank and used barriques while top Cornas and St Joseph see a mix of new and one year old oak.

(CO3318)

Grape Variety Syrah / Shiraz
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Domaine Courbis
SKU CO3318