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2018 Julien Courtois Ancestral Cot Blend

Loire Valley, France

Son of cult French winemaker Claud Courtois, Julien is making some pretty smashing wines too. This is a raw and wild blend of Malbec (Cot), Gamay and Gascon. Ancestral is the most serious of his red wines in terms of structure and weight but the freshness and acidity is still prominent. The wine is so elegant it can be drunk young on its own or with a few years in bottle. A medium bodied and complex drop with rich deep red fruits, balsamic, spices and long red berry dominant aftertaste. Medium acid and grippy tannins. These wines are limited and hard to come by globally. So don't let the moment pass.
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2018 Julien Courtois Ancestral Cot Blend
About the maker

Julien Courtois, following in his father Claude's footsteps, created his own vineyard, Le Clos de la Bruyère, in 1998.

Some would say that the Courtois family have now achieved cult Loire status globally with the wines in huge demand globally. Based in Soings en Sologne, the 4.5-hectare domain is run by Julien and his partner, Heidi. They work with seven varieties of grapes, including an ungrafted Menu Pineau, planted in 1978. Both Julien and his father have always kept to the principles of making wines from low- yield vineyards, allowing them to reach the optimum concentration, and working on the basis of natural cycles. No chemicals or pesticides. Everything is done in respect of the environment.
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