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Vallée de la Loire


Ancestral - 2017 - Julien Courtois

A very fine red, as always driven by fruit aromas, with notes of blackcurrant and elderberry... But this is also highly structured, with well-blended tannins, silky and balanced... Superb intensity. It’s a great big cat that would happily be laid down to nap a few months in your cellar before coming out to play!

75 cl
Original features
Vin de France
Degree of alcohol
12.5 %
To drink from
2019 to 2025

VAT included

The label of this wine is a Maori design drawn by Heidi Kuka, Julien’s partner. As the eldest son of Claude Courtois, Julien is determined to take us on a voyage far beyond his native Sologne with this blend of Côt (also known as Malbec), ungrafted Gamay planted in 1978, and Gascon. Vinification: the Courtois DNA is definitely present! A natural wine without compromise, zero chemicals, grapes harvested at full maturity, natural vinification, matured in barrels, bottled in spring 2019, without sulphur! 

Julien Courtois

Julien Courtois

Julien Courtois, millesimes 76 est l'ainé des deux fils de Claude, l'un des monuments du vin nature. Julien a sa production séparée depuis presque 20 ans avec le Clos de la Bruyère, mais l'approche est la même, d'une sensibilité différente, le résultat est splendide aussi! Sur le domaine de 5ha, on trouve une multitude de cépages d’ici et d’ailleurs, beaucoup de francs de pied. Ici, on laisse...

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