Autochtone Julien Courtois Romorantin 2018

Autochtone Julien Courtois
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Perfect for:

A hearty dinner

Looks, Smells, Tastes like:

Intense, Rich, Savoury

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Autochtone Julien Courtois Romorantin, natural wine, no added sulphur, unique flavours. 100% Romorantin, a rare grape grown in the Loire. Autochtone is a rare delight, a wine of immense complexity whose precision and definition in youth expands into a complex multitude of flavours and layers with age. Taught as all Julien’s wines are with defining acidity, Autochtone has amazing balance, minerality and of course drinkability. Both fruity and savoury, this is not a wine for crispy Sauvignon Blanc devotees.  Autochtone Julien Courtois is something different for those who love to explore wine and the myriad of different flavours and textures the grape can give us.  The wines  from Julien are always delicious and beguiling.  The 2018 Autoctone is drinking beautifully.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Julien Courtois
Country France
Region Loire, France
Vintage 2018
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Romorantin
Alcohol 12.5% abv
Maturation 18 months in large oak foudre
Total Sulphur 6 mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 years and more

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

Based in Soings en Sologne, the 4.5 hectare domain is run by Julien and his girlfriend, Heidi. They work with seven varieties of grapes, including an ungrafted Menu Pineau, planted in 1978, which is used to make the Originel wine. They adhere strictly to the principle of making wines from low-yield vineyards, so the wines can be as concentrated as possible. Their work is guided by the natural rhythms of nature, and all the work takes place by hand. Chemical treatments are eschewed in favour of plant-based remedies. “We make wines that are different, natural and rich from the values provided by a sane wine-making process,” Julien explains. “Whether in the vineyards or in the cellar, wines are made without any chemical products, which gives them a unique and singular taste.” Tasting his wines is one of those rare wine experiences which make you feel privileged to be tasting something special produced by someone unique.

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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