Regional appellation of the Couchois district (dept. of Saône-et-Loire). The name Côtes du Couchois may only be added to the word Bourgogne in the case of red wines produced within the defined area of the appellation. Producing communes : Couches, Dracy-lès-Couches, Saint-Jean-de-Trézy, Saint-Maurice-lès-Couches, Saint-Pierre-de-Varennes, Saint-Sernin-du-Plain.
The colour is a straightforward but intense ruby tending slightly towards purple. Its bouquet suggests small red fruits (strawberry, gooseberry) and black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry), followed by underbrush, mushroom, fruit-pits, spice, leather and fur. In the mouth, the wine is hearty and muscular. Extravagent, a touch rough in youth, but persistent and at the top of its form after two or three years. This wine does a fine job representing its « terroir » and posesses an authentic Burgundian soul.
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