Wine Saint-Joseph L'Olivaie Domaine Coursodon, 2008
Wine beautiful ruby color.
A delicious taste of wine is expressed enticing shades of ripe fruit, mineral tones, fresh acidity, elegant tannins.
In a fragrant bouquet of wine notes of smoke, savory spices in combination with dense nuances of ripe dark fruit, black currant.
The wine goes well with red meat, hard cheeses, fruits.
Domain Kursodon - one of the first wineries in the Saint-Joseph, which was to sell their wines. It was created in 1956. Its founder - Gustave Kursodon - delivered barrels of wine in Lyon in the cart. Since then, it took more than half a century, the fourth generation of controls management. But wine, which 50 years ago earned the respect and fame have not lost their charm, and vice versa - are even better and display more grace and purity of fruit without losing the authenticity of the terroir. Domain Kurdoson located in the northern part of the Rhone Valley. It stretches for 12 hectares of Condrieu in the north to the Hermitage on the right bank of the Rhone river. Vineyards spread on the terraces of the steep slopes of the southern and south-eastern part of the hill, so all the work in the vineyard are made manually. Most of the soils consist of shale and granite-gneiss (shale rock similar to granite). Soils are shallow, fairly homogeneous, thermally. Domain Kursodon grows here two grape varieties - Marsanne for white wines and for red Cyr. Winery combines modern technology and traditional methods: cold maceration and pre-fermentation, the use of only natural yeast, gentle extraction, maturation mainly in old oak barrels of various sizes. The wines are characterized by an emphasis on purity and ripeness of fruit, tannins flexible, show mineral freshness - all that expresses the ancient terroir of the region.