Minervois, as an appellation, has a, let's say sordid, past. Over the years it has been a pretty hit and miss AOC putting out a lot of shitty and forgettable bottles. So when a producer like Domaine de Courbissac comes on to your radar you sit upright and re-evaluate a lot, and not just your old Mambo shirt collection. Under the reigns of Brunnhilde Claux, this Biodynamic domaine has been taken in to the pantheon of the top producers of the region. Brunnhilde's experience with Gérard & Ghislaine Gauby and Dominik Huber of Terroir al Limit has forged her in to an absolute purity machine, holding an augustial passion for the unbelievable accuracy of the wines she makes.
The l'Orange is testament to Brunnhilde's never divergent path to crafting spectacular expressions that intensely reflect their place of origin. Taking from two different plots in Minervois, she blends Terret Gris, Carignan Blanc, Macabeu and Grenache Gris with a smattering of Marsanne and Muscat for a bit of lift, all sitting on skins for 9 days. This is a true regional expression and a damn brilliant one at that.