2017 Etincelle Roussanne-Viognier, Dom. Pierre & Jerome Coursodon, Rhone, France 6x75cl IB

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For more than four generations the Coursodon family have been making exceptional Saint Joseph from their 16 hectares of organic vineyards surrounding the town of Mauves. In the past ten years Pierre’s son, Jérôme, has taken this famous estate to new heights. Lower yields, later picking and 100% destemming have contributed to increased richness and purity in the red wines, whilst the white Saint Josephs are some of the finest expressions of the marsanne grape variety.
More of the red wines are now being aged in 600 litre casks rather than the traditional, smaller (225 litre) barrels in order to maximise the fruit flavours. In 2017, the dry summer reduced the crop by 25% resulting in a splendid range of dense, concentrated wines that have both the structure of 2015 and the freshness of 2016.

"A blend of 20% Roussanne and 80% Viognier, fermented and aged partly in oak and partly in stainless steel. These two aromatic grape varieties work really well together and this has wonderful floral notes and a fine, mineral structure. Finishes crisp and long. Drink 2019-2021."
Charles Taylor MW, March 2019

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