Domaine Coursodon Saint Joseph Silice 2014 750ml
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Domaine Coursodon Saint Joseph Silice 2014

Domaine Coursodon - Rhone Valley - France - Saint Joseph

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Rated 91 by Decanter
Bright violet. High-pitched aromas of fresh red berries and pungent flowers are complemented by dusty mineral and cracked pepper nuances. Offers sappy red fruit flavors and shows very good depth and seamless texture; slow-building spiciness and a touch of anise appear on the back half. Emphatically fruity and forward, finishing with fine-grained, silken tannins and a lingering raspberry note. (Vinous)
Rated 90 by Robert Parker
Already in bottle and a charming, elegant and fruity wine that readers should snatch up, the 2014 St Joseph Silice offers classic northern Rhône notes of black raspberries, smoked meats, hints of minerality and pepper in a medium-bodied, fresh, lively package. Coming from terroirs located around the Mauves, Tournon and Saint-Jean-de-Muzols, and completely destemmed, it spent 12 months in mostly older demi-muids. Drink it anytime over the coming 5-6 years.

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Winery: Domaine Coursodon

Varietal: Syrah

Whilst there remains plenty of debate over which is the 'correct' name for the Shiraz/Syrah grape varietal, nobody is in any doubt about the influence and popularity this grape has had over recent decades. For centuries, this varietal has been used in single variety and blended wines in the regions of France it is most closely associated with, yet the 20th century saw it become one of the definitive grape varietals of New World red wines, where its big, robust character and spicy, berry-rich flavors proved to be a hit with international audiences. Today, Shiraz/Syrah is said to be the seventh most widely planted grape varietal in the world, and is used for a remarkably wide variety of quality red wines – including still, sparkling and fortified varieties.

Region: Rhone Valley

The southern French wine region of the Rhone Valley has been home to wine-makers for over two thousand years, with the first grapevines of the region being cultivated in around 600 BCE when the ancient Greeks arrived with their knowledge of viticulture and eagerness to produce more wine. Today, the region is famed around the world for the excellence of its produce, and has dozens of wineries making the most of the wide range of grape varietals which flourish there. In the northern sub-region, the continental climate and brisk winds coming off the Central Massif allow wineries to grow a smaller range of varietals – predominantly Syrah, Marsanne, Roussane and Viognier, whereas the southern, more Mediterranean sub-region allows far more range. Here, dozens of varietals are grown for the production of white, red and rosé wines, all packed full of flavor and able to express the unique terroir they are grown on.

Country: France

French winemakers are subjected to several laws and regulations regarding the wines they produce, and how they can be labeled and sold. Such procedures are designed to increase the overall quality of the country's produce, and also to ensure that wines made in each particular region or appellation are of a character and type which is representative of the area. Thankfully for consumers of wine world-wide, the French have a particularly high reputation to uphold, and seem to do so flawlessly. Every year, wineries from all over France produce millions upon millions of bottles of fine wine, making the most of their native grape varieties and the excellent terrain which covers most of the country. From the expensive and exquisite red wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, to the white wines and cremants of central France, the French are dedicated to providing the world with wines of the highest quality and most distinctive character.