Domaine de Courteillac Bordeaux Superieur Wine, Complete Guide

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Domaine de Courteillac History, Overview

Domaine de Courteillac is a fairly young estate. Things really began to turn around for the property when Dominique Menert bought the property from Stephane Asseo, who had owned the vineyard since 1982. The sale took place after Stephane Asseo left Bordeaux to create the popular California winery, L’Aventure in the central coast appellation of Paso Robles. Stephane Asseo and Dominique Meneret are business partners in the California winery. Since Stephane Derenoncourt began consulting on the wine making and vineyard management of Domaine de Courteillac, there has been a marked improvement in the wines being produced at the estate.

Domaine de Courteillac Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes , Winemaking

Domaine de Courteillac is situated southeast of St. Emilion , close to the Dordogne river that enjoys one of the highest elevations in the Entre Deux Mers appellation. The estate was originally founded by Henri de Foussat de Bogeron. Classified as a Bordeaux Superieur, Domaine de Courteillac was purchased in 1998 by the well-known Bordeaux wine merchant, Dominique Meneret, a partner in the negociant company, Bernard and Meneret. Dominique Meneret was also the director of Chateau Larmande in St. Emilion for a bit.

Domaine de Courteillac owns 27 hectares of vineyard land. The terroir of Domaine de Courteillac is clay and limestone soils. The vineyard is planted to 63% Merlot , 23% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Cabernet Franc . Over the past few years, the amount of Cabernet Franc in the vines has slowly been increasing. 2 hectares of vines are reserved for the production of white Bordeaux wine. On average, the vines are maintained with an average age of 15 years. The wines are aged in 33% new, French oak barrels for between 14 and 16 months. Close to 12,000 cases per year are produced of Domaine de Courteillac. There is a second wine , Domaine Fleur de Courteillac. Domaine de Courteillac is a strong example of a Bordeaux wine with the designation of Bordeaux Superieur.

Serving and Decanting Domaine de Courteillac with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Domaine de Courteillac is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Domaine de Courteillac is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted braised and grilled dishes. Domaine de Courteillac is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

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Domaine de Courteillac Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2015 Domaine de Courteillac

    1. Well priced charmer with loads of sweet, black raspberries, cocoa and thyme. Medium bodied, and forward, there is nice value to be found here.

      88 points - Tasted
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  2. 2013 Domaine de Courteillac

    1. Simple, light, correct, red berries and an easy going finish that requires early drinking. 84-86 Pts

      85 points - Tasted
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  3. 2012 Domaine de Courteillac

    1. The wine is medium-bodied, ripe, soft, oaky and slightly drying in the finish, from a blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. 84-86 Pts

      85 points - Tasted
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  4. 2010 Domaine de Courteillac

    1. A nice, easy drinking, Merlot domianted, quaffable wine that is ready go, with soft dark cherries and hints of licorice in the finish. This is not a wine to age.

      87 points - Tasted
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  5. 2009 Domaine de Courteillac

    1. From a blend of 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, this already delicious wine is filled with licorice, jam and soft textured red and black fruits. This should deliver pleasure on release.

      88 points - Tasted
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    2. 2009 Domaine de Courteillac. This domain was purchased in 1998 by Dominique Meneret from Stéphane Asseo, when Asseo left to create L'Aventure in Paso Robles, in which Dominique remains a partner. The vineyard is planted in clay and limestone. From a blend 70% merlot, 20% cabernet sauvignon, and 10% cabernet franc, this soft textured wine offers dark, anise coated berries. It finishes with black raspberries. 86-88 Pts

      87 points - Tasted
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  6. 2008 Domaine de Courteillac

    1. 08 Domaine Courteillac, with its deep color and generous dose of ripe black fruit, plus a low price, is an enjoyable wine everyone can afford. 84-87

      86 points - Tasted
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