Le Petit Courselle 'Les Copains'
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah
The blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah is delicious. Beyond the rich ruby colour, there are flavours of fresh red fruits and red bell peppers. This is a refreshingly simple wine that’s a joy to drink. The directness of Le Petit Courselle Rouge makes it perfect to enjoy with homemade family classics like roast chicken, spaghetti bolognese or lasagne.
- Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah
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Château Thieuley is located close to the village La Sauve Majeure in the middle of Entre-deux-Mers. Francis Courselle is the man who has made this estate famous. He took over as winemaker from his father André in 1972. André had bought the chateau in the 1940s. Francis taught oenology at the University of Bordeaux and has established himself as an expert in white wines.
His Cuvee Francis Courselle is easily a rival for some of the great white wines of Burgundy. However, the local wine industry though he was crazy to make a white Bordeaux in this style, using oak barrels and producing a wine with great aging potential.
He was one of the people who have fought hardest to reestablish the good reputation of white Bordeaux wine – and he has succeeded well. Now the Domaine is mainly run by his two daughters, Sylvie and Marie, both trained oenologists.
The name « Thieule » comes from the ancient French word ‘tioule’, a tile factory that used the local clay, the key component of the great Bordeaux vineyards. Our soils are a mix of clay and gravel. In Clos Sainte Anne, the quality of the terroir lies in t