Minervois Les Traverses Domaine De Courbissac 2019
REGION Languedoc, France
GRAPE Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre
TERROIR Clay Limestone
Fruity - Fresh - Soft
No oak has touched this wine and has been aged in concrete vats, the freshness of the fruit dominates. It's fruity and soft with low tannins very good balance - a wine for a midweek tipple
This domain was founded on a biodynamic basis by German film producer Reinhard Brundig, when he bought it in 2002. Brundig was first attracted to the domain due to the complexity of the soil, its established and carefully nurtured vines, and the geographic location, near to Montagne Noire. Now the operation is led by Brunnhilde Claux, whose first vintage was in 2014.
Brunnhilde hand-harvests each variety and plot of land separately. The grapes are hand-selected, and while the young ones are often de-stemmed, the older varieties are often used whole. These grape clusters are then layered and pressed by foot to squeeze out trapped oxygen, before their nine to 12 days of maceration.
CHEESE & FOOD PAIRING
Great with Appleby's Cheshire or Gorwydd Caerphilly - also good with creamy pasta dishes.