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 his real focus on qualiy. Lower yields, later picking and 100% de-stemming have contributed to richer, more succulent wines and greater purity of fruit.
The steeply-terraced vineyards are largely south-east facing on schist and granite, where the shallow soil makes for good drainage and heat retention. The gradient of the vineyards is so steep that mechanisation is impossible, so all work including harvesting is done by hand.
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