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Loire Valley


Evidence - 2009 - Etienne Courtois

Les Cailloux du Paradis

A complex aromatic palette, with hints of walnuts and spices, this is an oxidative vin de voile wine made in the spirit of a vin jaune from the Jura. Not sweet, but rich and dry, this is an extremely high-class wine! An unbelievable cuvée, it’s a wine that’s unique in the world... signed Courtois.

Size
50 cl
Original features
Sulfite-free
Appellation
Vin de France
Degree of alcohol
13.5 %
To drink from
2022 to 2040
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€75.00
VAT included

100% Menu Pineau from vines farmed organically and planted on a flinty clay soil. The grapes are late harvested, with ultra low yields of 7 to 12 hl/ha! Natural vinification and an unconventional approach to maturation – 120 months in barrels without ouillage, i.e. the custom of topping up the barrels regularly to compensate for the phenomenon of evaporation known as “the angels share”. When a barrel is not topped up for a long time a veil of flor develops on the surface of the wine; the flor is nourished by the wine, which in turn develops notes of walnuts and an aromatic palette of great complexity.

Claude & Etienne Courtois

Claude & Etienne Courtois

Claude Courtois is one of the pioneers of natural wine, having rediscovered more than 20 years ago in his native Sologne the path leading back to the “original” nature, which is why the French word Paradis appears in his estate’s name, "les cailloux du paradis", meaning “the stones of paradise”. The estate is made up of vines, fruit trees, hedges and a farmyard... It’s Etienne, the first of...

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