Mas Coutelou - 2017 Blanc
Jean Francois 'Jeff' Coutelou produces some of the finest quality and best value wines in the Languedoc. Located in the old winemaking village Puimisson, Mas Coutelou was established by Jeff's father in ’72 and has been organic since ’87 – before it was fashionable! Today Jeff farms 14ha of vines and hundreds of olive trees (which protect his vines from neighbours' farming methods). His tiny-yielding vines are tended by hand, vinification is natural, without additives and tailored to the season, and bottling is done by gravity, without filtration. Jeff's potions pulse with vitality, in a region where the vast majority of wines are prone to flatness and dreary viticultural continuity.
This 2017 Blanc greets you with lifted floral aromas carrying citrus pith, lees and tangy ripe fruits. In the mouth, there's a fullness and roundness from the Grenache Gris, with rich stonefruit flavours that harmonically collide with an energetic freshness from the Macabeu. Refreshing finish with a lingering farewell of bitter almond.
Varietal Macabeu, Grenache Gris, Muscat || Region Languedoc, France || ABV 12% || Vol 750ml