JULIEN COURTOIS 'ANCESTERAL' 2019

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Grape/Varietal : Cot, Gamay, Gascon Color : Red
Origin : France Bottle Size : 75cl
Region : Loire ABV : 12.5%
Vintage : 2019 Natural Factor: Biodynamic


Wine Insight

In the heart of the Sologne, Julien Courtois and his sweetheart Heidi Kuka cultivate their estate dubbed 'Clos de la Bruyere, which is approximately 4.5 hectares of vines all around 40 years old and recovered from obscurity. In the spirit of his father, following in the tradition of natural winemaking, Julien has worked tirelessly to reinvigorate long damaged soils so they might be brought back into harmony with nature. Everything is done manually with little sulfur added at bottling, if any; Julien is a non-interventionist winemaker, never relying on herbicides or pesticides, only organic processes from start to finish.

The vine rows are left to carefully landscaped vegetation - herbs and flowers - providing for a variety of fauna that are able to roam freely through the vineyards. With the vines - Romorantin, Menu-Pineau, Gascon, Cot and a variety of Gamay clones - growing harmoniously in deep silica and silex-dotted red clay, Julien has managed to produce wines of elegance, concentration and best of all sincerity.

Blend of 45% Côt (also known as Malbec) planted in 2003, 45% ungrafted Gamay planted in 1978, and 10% Gascon planted in 2006. Grapes harvested manually at full maturity and controlled yields. Vinification: 100% destemmed, one week of maceration with a few punch-downs or pump-overs, matured for 15 months in old barrels. Bottled in Spring 2021. The label of this wine is a Maori design drawn by Heidi Kuka, Julien’s partner. Unfined. Low added SO2. A very fine red, as always driven by fruit aromas, with notes of blackcurrant and elderberry, highly structured, with well-blended tannins, silky and balanced. Superb intensity.

Pairs Well With:
Drink on its own!

Sounds Like:
Carlos Lyra -Depois do carnaval


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