|Grape/Varietal : Menu Pineau, Romorantin||Color : White|
|Origin : France||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Loire||ABV : 12.5%|
|Vintage : 2018||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.
'Originel' is made from grapes that come from vines planted in 1958 on flint and clay soils. The clusters are harvested by hand between the end of September and the beginning of October and when they reach the winery they ferment in old oak barrels with their native yeasts, a process that can last between 15 days and a month. The resulting wine ages for 18 months in used barrels and under fine lees. There is no battonage and only one racking. Finally the wine is bottled without refining or filtering and does not contain added sulphites.
Strong floral aromas on the nose. On the palate it is fresh, with a vibrant acidity and touches of herbs. A complex and delicate wine.
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