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Michelin Star Wine
Ancestral Julien Courtois - Buon Vino Natural Wines
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Ancestral Julien Courtois 2015

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One Line Description Ancestral Julien Courtois, biodynamic wine, Cot, Gamay, rich and textured natural wine. Exceptional vintage.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country France French
Region Loire, France
Producer Julien Courtois
Vintage 2015
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend Cot, Gamay franc de pied and Gascon
Alcohol 13% abv
Total Sulphur Level 6 mg/l
Maturation Large oak Foudre for 12-18 months
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 years and more
Production Detail Biodynamic, no added sulpur, non-interventionist in every way, pure expression of the land
Special Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan
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Ancestral Julien Courtois, biodynamic wine, Cot, Gamay, rich and textured natural wine. It is amazingly rich and full of body and depth for a Loire red wine. Ancestral is the most serious of his red wines in terms of structure and weight. But the characteristic freshness and acidity is still there and the wine is so elegant it can be drunk young alone or with a few years in bottle. It is a perfect match to red meat, game and stews. The 2014 vintage was magnificent and the reds and whites have added depth and finesse, this is perfect now but will age very well.


Julien Courtois is a wine artisan of immense talent and devotion to his craft. He has 4.5 hectares of biodynamic vineyard in Soings-en-Sologne called Clos de la Bruyère. I recently tasted the new vintages of Julien's wines at his tiny cellar in Soings-en-Sologne. It was one of those rare wine experiences which make you feel privileged to be tasting something special produced by someone unique. I had been tasting all day with a pretty hefty hangover so specifics about any of the wines are beyond me! It enough to say, i came out of Julien's tiny cellar thinking, they are the purest most illuminating wines i have ever tasted.

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