You have no items in your shopping cart.

Mas Coutelou Sauve de la Citerne Rouge 2015 (Natural)

Be the first to review this product

Availability: In stock

$37.00

$31.45

Currently 8 bottles in stock

Free freight on any order over $500

Deliciously ripe Mourvèdre (plus Grenache) dominant red, that opens into fragrances I see as mixed spices and red fruits - a good full flavoured complex vintage. Then comes the persistent chalky tannins and supporting acidity. It just gets better with time open. Sauve de la Citerne (meaning “saved from the tank”) has been interpreted as wine Jean Coutelau does not require for his main wines - well, lucky us. This is a unctuous drop. 13.5% alc and no added stuff. - Michael L

Contact Chris to order more

+61 (0)409819436

or email info@veno.com.au

Details

Importer Note:

The domaine was established by his father in 1972 and has been run organically since 1987, "before this type of production became fashionable” says Jean Francois.

Mas Coutelou is located in Puimisson, a commune in the Hérault department of the Languedoc and to the east of Béziers. It's been a winemaking village for over 200 years and most of it's soils are a mix of red clays and limestone.

Today Jean Francois farms 14 hectares of vines, as well as a few hundred olive trees that protect his vines from his neighbors farming methods.. His father planted the first vines back in 1966 and was one of the pioneers of organic viticulture in the Hérault, when there were just seven organic wine growers in the entire department, today the estate is registered with 'Nature et Progrès'.

The vines at Mas Coutelou are beautifully taken care of and all by hand. The estate is planted to Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvèdre & Cinsaut for red wines and Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Blanc a Petite Grains & Viognier for the whites. He has recently planted some Grenache Gris, Macabeu, and grafted some Clairette musqué and Carignan blanc.  

The vinification is meticulous and adapted every season; short or long maceration, carbonic maceration, punching down or pumping all depends on the vintage and variety. Selected yeasts have never been used and the use of SO2 is limited, or non-existent in some years when it is possible.The bottling is done at the estate, without filtration and by gravity, a final but very important mark of quality.   

Additional Information

Volume (ml)750ml
How it's madeNatural, Funky, Challenging, Orange
Product typeWine Red Other Blends
Vintage2015
CountryFrance
RegionLanguedoc Rousillon
Sub-RegionHerault

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.