Les Courtilles
Cotes du Rhone 2016

Les Courtilles Cotes du Rhone

Les Courtilles Cotes du Rhone 2016

We are really impressed with this wine, full marks to winemaker Bernard Schurr to deliver such an approachable and outstanding wine for the money! Fragrant, lifted and very pretty on the nose. Red berry / cherry aromatics combine beautifully with spice and herbal notes. The palate matches the nose with its vibrant, candied fruit style with a soft savoury edge and fine tannins. Effortless, uncomplicated wine, that highlights a more modern approach to this Cotes du Rhone blend. Very hard to imagine anyone not enjoying this wine, it is fantastic.

Les Courtilles Cotes du Rhone 2016

Region - Rhone Valley.

Variety - Grenache 52%, Shiraz 40%, Mourvedre 8%.

Style/Palate - Medium bodied, rich but smooth.

Cellaring - Up to 5 years if stored correctly. 

Winemaking - The fruit was hand-harvested and completely de-stemmed before a long cold soak on skins and open fermentation in small concrete vessels, pumped over twice daily. The wine was transferred to stainless steel tank to finish fermentation before a further nine months maturation on lees in tank. The wine was bottled with minimal fining, filtration or sulphur addition.

Les Courtilles Cotes du Rhone 2016

"Texture, character, fruit and firmness. Great package at an excellent price. Velvety cherry-plum flavours with herb and floral highlights. Garrigue. Has a brightness. A juiciness. A more-ishness. And yet it’s not simple or overly straightforward. Light on its feet too. This would be great as a house staple." 91 Points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

"Fragrant, lifted and very pretty on the nose. Red berry / cherry aromatics combine beautifully with spice and herbal notes. The palate matches the nose with its vibrant, candied fruit style with a soft savoury edge and fine tannins. Effortless, uncomplicated wine, that highlights a more modern approach to this Cotes du Rhone blend. Full marks to winemaker Bernard Schurr to deliver such an approachable and outstanding wine for the money! 91 Points, Daily Drop.



OFFER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Effortless, uncomplicated Rhone blend.
  • Red berry/cherry aromatics combine with spice and herbal notes.
  • An approachable and crowd pleasing wine.
  • Medium bodied, ideal lunchtime red.
  • Taste of France at a great price.