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Loire Valley


L'Icaunais - 2019 - Etienne Courtois

Les Cailloux du Paradis

A nose with intense notes of red fruits... Palate: pure Courtois! This is a smooth, gulpable, fruity wine, with no small amount of finesse.

Size
75 cl
Original features
Sulfite-free
Appellation
Vin de France
Degree of alcohol
14.2 %
To drink from
2022 to 2028
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€36.50
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100% Icaunais, the local name for the grape more widely known as Gascon. The parcel is surrounded by fruit trees, creating a beautiful ecosystem where wild grasses are allowed to grow freely. Does that get your imagination working? The vines are cultivated on a flinty clay terroir, with the least intervention possible; vine treatments are made from nettle, horsetail, flowers of sulphur and minute doses of Bordeaux mixture. Low yields, 25-30 hl/ha, matured 30 months in barrels, no new oak. Neither fined nor filtered, and without added sulphites.

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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