Each year the Andrieu family chooses the best grapes of the vintage for their Cuvée Courtiol. Predominantly Mourvedre from bush-trained, 30 year-old vines grown on beautiful schist vineyards in Faugères. The grapes are hand-harvested into small crates, and as always, the fermentation is long and slow with indigenous yeasts then bottled with no fining, filtration or added SO2. Deep red/black colour in the glass, like the "Tradition" it has less "sauvage" aromas than past vintages.

Elegant notes of plum, cherry liqueur, violets and roasted herbs develop on the nose as the wine aerates. The palate shows dense blackberry fruit with hints of tart cherry, anise seed and bitter chocolate framed by firm, earthy tannins. This is a beautiful natural wine that the Andrieu family recommends holding for 5-10 years or decant two hours before drinking if you don't want to wait!

A few must haves

Customer Reviews View on Amazon

  out of 5 stars

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star