This new estate wine, produced for the first time in 2015 produced only 2 casks. It was a most beautiful discovery we made when visiting the Domaine last January. It won the unanimous affection of the whole JN team!
For four generations the Coursodon family have been making exceptional Saint Joseph from their 15 hectares of organic vineyards surrounding the town of Mauves. Pierre’s son, Jérôme, has taken this famous estate to new heights with a real focus on quality. Lower yields, later picking and 100% de-stemming have contributed to richer, more succulent wines and greater purity of fruit.
The vineyard is mainly located in Mauves, birthplace of the Saint-Joseph, on granitic ground, soil most favoured by the syrah vine. The rest of the property is situated on the communes of Glun, Tournon and Saint-Jean-of-Muzols.
Etincelle 2017 domaine Coursodon is a Vin De France made from Roussane (50%) and Viognier (50%).
Delicate and expressive nose , very floral, mixing white fruits and honeyed flavors. The mouth feel is haunting, full of fleshy fruit (apple, pear), with great power and a great length.
It is tasted at 11-12 ° C as an aperitif, with seafood or poultry.
"Coursodon's 2017 Vin de France Etincelle Roussanne-Viognier is only the third release of this wine, which comes from an east-facing granite slope just outside the boundary of the Saint-Joseph appellation. While the vineyard was planted half to Roussanne and half to Viognier, yields vary considerably; the 2017 is 80% Viognier and 20% Roussanne. Part of the wine was fermented in tank, part in older (three- to four-year-old) barriques. It delivers ripe apricot and pineapple aromas and flavors, and while it's full-bodied, it's also tight and stony, with hints of tangerine on the finish.
Drink 201- 2020.
(Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate #240, Dec 2018)