La Grange Red
Courtois - Vinsobres
Red,Vinsobres
55% Grenache - 45% Syrah
history
The Domaine Courtois is a Jaume family-owned estate going back 5 generations. Pascal and Richard Jaume have now taken over from their father and are pursuing the tradition of quality that their father Claude started. The vineyards are located in an outstanding terroir of the Rhone Valley, the Vinsobres that combines the advantages of both the southern and the northern Rhone Valley.
Vineyard
In the south of the Rhone Valley in France, 40 miles north of Chateauneuf-du-Pâpe in the direction of the Alps. The vines are planted on steep hillsides facing south-east. Sandy-silty-clayey soils. Vines : 30 years old - 10 acres - Yield : 40Hl/Ha - 2.45 T./acre
Winemaking
The grapes are harvested by hand, destemmed and crushed. Vatting for 12 to 20 days at controlled temperatures. 4 months in year-old barrels for 1/3 of the blend, the rest in stainless steel vats.
Tasting notes
Dark ruby with intense aromas of red fruit, undergrowth and leather. A medium to full body with a long finish on the palate.
Food pairing
Grilled meats with spicy sauces, BBQs, Mexican food or simply in its own.
Aging potential
3 to 6 years.
Grape varieties
55% Grenache - 45% Syrah
Press
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
202190 Wine Spectator
202190 Wine Spectator
202090 Wine Spectator
Previous rating
201991 Wine Spectator
201792 Wine Spectator
90
2020
This has impressive purity to the boysenberry, plum, violet and cherry fruit flavors, all liberally dusted with refreshing white pepper. Densely packed, with an iron and saline streak driving tension and tannins holding firm, tightly encasing substantial power. Grenache and Syrah. Best from 2024 through 2030
Wine Spectator
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