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Loire Valley

Le Pinot Noir - 2019 - Claude Courtois

Les Cailloux du Paradis

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A complex, constantly evolving, bewildering nose, with aromas of caramel, red fruit, and elegant barrel ageing – it’s not your average Pinot! Palate: smooth, rich, with very fine tannins, a hint of sweetness, and a touch of acidity on the finish. Give it time, your patience will be rewarded!

75 cl
Original features
Vin de France
Degree of alcohol
13 %
To drink from
2023 to 2029
VAT included

100% Pinot Noir, from vines grown as naturally as possible, yet with great precision – Claude pays a scrupulous attention to the microbial life of his vineyard. From a small plot planted in 1998 on flinty clay soils. The grapes were harvested by hand "when they’re ready". Vinification: whole grape bunches, with manual cap punch downs and gentle pressing in a vertical ratchet press. Claude moves the juice with buckets and by gravity, and aerates it while fermenting in tanks to give it oxygen. Bottled without sulphur after a long maturation period.

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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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