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Originel Julien Courtois 2014/15

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One Line Description Julien Courtois Originel Menu Pineau, Romorantin, Biodynamic, unique savoury, terroir wine.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country France French
Region Loire, France
Producer Julien Courtois
Vintage 2015
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 80% Menu Pineau, 20% Romorantin
Alcohol 12.5% abv
Terroir Clay and limestone
Total Sulphur Level 5 mg/l
Maturation Large, old oak Foudre for approximately 18 months
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 8-10 years
Production Detail Biodynamic, no added sulphur, hand crafted and zero intervention at any stage.
Special Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan
Decanter Specialist Organic Wine Retailer 2017 Winner


Julien Courtois Originel Menu Pineau, Romorantin, Biodynamic, unique savoury, terroir wine. Julien Courtois wine is always terroir driven and biodynamic wine. Originel is Menu Pineau from a low-yielding vineyard in the area of Soins-en-Sologne Originel is his first wine, mainly the Menu Pineau variety dominates the blend and it is rich, savoury energetic wine made in tiny quantity and with no intervention. Vintage plays an important role of course and the variation in style can be quite marked from year to year. The complexity of the wine is beguiling and the flavours that can be found are vast. Julien's wines are always full of vitality and energy, they are not fruity wines but instead show the terroir, vintage and variety in its purest form. They are a unique drinking experience and always rewarding.

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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