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Loire Valley


Eléments - 2019 - Julien Courtois

Courtois-Kuka

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.

Size
75 cl
Original features
Sulfite-free
Appellation
Vin de France
Degree of alcohol
13.5 %
To drink from
2022 to 2026
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€37.90
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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

Julien Courtois

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 multitude of...

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