Here is our selection of wines from the Domaine Coursodon. We work directly with this estate. It is a reference in Saint-Joseph. The wines of Saint-Joseph are among the most elegant and feminine wines of the northern Vallée du Rhône. They can be drunk very early, but also age well and remain very affordable.
If you are interested in the wines of Saint-Joseph, you should know that today, more and more young, dynamic producers are making, bottling and selling their own wine. Discover the St Joseph wines of Coursodon at the best price.
Domaine Coursodon has long been one of St Joseph's leading wine estates. Jérôme Coursodon, young but intelligent, wishes to underline the individuality and personality of this appellation, renowned for its production of Syrah, which is close to Pinot Noir in its silky texture and refinement. Jérôme's aspiration is favoured by the magnificent terroir of Mauves, which is strongly granitic, and by the age of the vines, many of which are over 50 years old and some of which are even approaching their century. The terroir and the aspect differ from those of the Hermitage hill across the Rhône and the wines, as one might expect, are different too. At St Joseph, the watchwords are elegance, aromatic refinement and balance on the palate.
This is the estate's greatest cuvée. This is a 100% Syrah gem from a south-facing granite terroir. Tasting of 2017 by Joe Czerwinski: "Drawn from the estate's oldest vines, the 2017 Saint Joseph le Paradis Saint Pierre looked terrific on two occasions. More marked by new oak than the Silice or Olivae bottlings, it features notes of cedar and baking spices over dark fruit notes of espresso, black olive and plum. Full-bodied and richly concentrated, it's sturdy and firmly built yet turns velvety and approachable on the lengthy finish. It should drink well for a decade or more. "
La Sensonne de Coursodon is a wonderful red wine made only from Syrah. This St Joseph combines power and elegance. Tasting of the 2017 by Joe Czerwinski: " A selection of the estate's old vines aged entirely in new oak, the 2017 Saint Joseph la Sensonne is structured, firm and framed by wood. Cedar and vanilla accent notes of black cherries, black olives and cracked pepper. Potent and powerful, this full-bodied, sturdy Syrah turns velvety on the finish, picking up hints of espresso and dark chocolate. Give it two years in the cellar and drink it over the next decade."
Only Syrah, this beautiful cuvée l'Olivaie de Coursodon is rich and elegant. It needs to be cellared for 5 to 7 years for perfect tasting. Test of the 2017 vintage by Joe Czerwinski: "According to Jerôme Coursodon, the final blend of the 2017 Saint Joseph l'Olivaie will include approximately 20% new oak. Tasted blind from a second-fill demi-muid that was a representative blend, it looks fuller-bodied than the entry-level Silice, with a similar combination of red fruits (in this case, cherries and red-skinned plums) and black olives. It adds more concentration, a velvety mouthfeel and hints of espresso and crushed stone on the lengthy finish."
The Silice rouge de Coursodon cuvée is a remarkable value for money. Here you will find all the substance of a great St Joseph 100% Syrah produced on a Schyste and granite terroir. Tasting of the 2017 by Joe Czerwinski: "I tasted several components of the 2017 Saint Joseph Silice at the estate, plus a representative blend (blind) at the Maison des Vins in Tain l'Hermitage. The final result should blend hints of smoke and crushed stone with black olive and raspberries. It's medium to full-bodied, supple and easy to drink, with a long, silky finish that belies its entry-level status."
The Silice white of Coursodon is produced from Marsanne only. Primary aromas dominate here. The estate manages very well to play with the balance between acidity and alcohol to return to a remarkable fatness. This is a very interesting cuvée for a tasting of St Joseph Blanc.