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Loire Valley


Quartz - 2020 - Etienne Courtois

Les Cailloux du Paradis

A nose redolent of citrus, flowers, stone, hay and pear. The palate is dense and mineral, with notes of citrus and pear. A long, saline finish. This is sharp, ultra mineralesque juice.

Size
75 cl
Original features
Sulfite-free
Appellation
Vin de France
Degree of alcohol
11.6 %
To drink from
2022 to 2027
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€32.50
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A blend of mainly Sauvignon with a little Menu Pineau. From old, mostly ungrafted, massal selection vines grown on a flinty clay soil. It’s a beautiful ecosystem, where wild grasses are allowed to grow freely. The vines are cultivated with the least intervention possible; vine treatments are made from nettle, horsetail, flowers of sulphur and minute doses of Bordeaux mixture. Low yields of around 25 to 30 hl/ha, 18 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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