2018 Julien Courtois Ancestral
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 sulphur added at bottling, if any. 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. This is a medium bodied and elegant blend of Cot (Malbec), Gamay and Gascon.>