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Les Cailloux du Paradis

Racines Rouge - 2018 - Claude Courtois

Highly complex, rustic, spicy and fruit driven. The palate is supple. It’s easy to drink, too easy… But this is no simple ‘vin de soif’thirst-quencher, Racines boasts complexity and character. It’s such an indulgence…

Size
75 cl
Original features
Sulfite-free
Appellation
Vin de France
Degree of alcohol
12.9 %
To drink from
2022 to 2029
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In Stock 3 Items
€38.50
VAT included

A blend of Gamay, Côt, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, and Gascon Noir... fermented together. Vines grown on a flinty clay soil, cultivated with the least intervention possible; vine treatments are made from nettle, horsetail, flowers of sulphur and minute doses of Bordeaux mixture. Matured 30 months in barrels, no new oak. Neither fined nor filtered, and without added sulphites. As Claude tells us at the end of a tasting, good wine isn’t bad for our health, it comforts the body and spirit... Open 24 hours in advance!

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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