|Grape/Varietal : Gamay-Chaudenay||Color : Red|
|Origin : France||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Loire||ABV : 12.5%|
|Vintage : 2019||Natural Factor: Biodynamic|
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.
A unique wine composed of a rare tenturier grape varietal named Gamay-Chaudenay, is uplifting, sensual and juicy. Powerful, fruity, and complexly spiced.
From 50 year old vines planted on clay-silex based soils, the grapes are hand-harvested at the end of September and beginning of October, and then undergo manual sorting. Maceration lasts one week before spontaneous fermentation begins lasting between 15 days and 1 month with no temperature control. Aged for 18 months in barrique; Unfined. Low SO2 added. Aromas of ripe fruits like blackcurrant and raspberries on the nose, with a touch of molasses and spices. On the palate it is smooth with a velvety texture, balanced acidity and a long, dry finish.
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