Vineyard

Gérard Courbis

  • Owner : Gérard Courbis
  • Location : Mauves (Ardèche)
  • AOC : Cornas – Saint Joseph – Saint Péray – Crozes Hermitage - IGP Collines Rhodaniennes
  • Grapes varieties : Syrah – marasanne – roussanne
  • Terroirs : granite – clay limestone
  • Work philosophy : sustainable culture
  • One wine: AOC Saint Joseph – Vieilles vignes 2018

The Story

Ludovic and Emmanuel (sons of late Gérard) run a small family business estate located in Mauves on the right bank of the Rhône river, south of the Saint-Joseph designated area of production - formerly nicknamed “Vin de Mauves”. Courbis’ vines average 40 years old and are rooted deep in granite slopes split in high lying terraces only allowing for manual labor. Most of the estate plots of vines are clinging to the famous Saint-Joseph cradle hillside – nearing the villages of Mauves and Tournon-sur-Rhône.

The Wine Selection