Eléments - 2019 - Julien Courtois
A crisp, fruit-driven juice, with notes of blackcurrant and blackberry. Spicy, fleshy, fine, and addictive like all the wines of Julien Courtois. A supple, luscious palate, full bodied, fruity and structured.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Vin de France
- Degree of alcohol
- 13.5 %
- To drink from
- 2022 to 2026
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 100% Gamay de Chaudenay cuvée, from vines planted in 1968. A rare teinturier (literally, ‘dyer’) grape variety once used to add colour to other wines, now mostly found near Ancenis. Vinification: 100% destemmed, one week of maceration with a few punch-down or pump-overs, 15 moths of aging in old barrels.
Julien Courtois, child of the 1976 vintage, is the eldest of two sons born to Claude Courtois , one of the most monumental figures in natural wine. Julien has had his own, separate production for nearly 20 years – Le Clos de la Bruyère – and his approach is the same as his father’s, though with a sensibility all his own. The result is equally splendid! On his 5-ha estate, we find a...All wines
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