Julien Courtois, Elements 2015 (Magnum) (Loire)

Regular price £79.00

Most red grapes have red skins but white flesh. When making red wine, the red colour comes from the pigment in the skin that bleeds into the white flesh. This however is bottle of 100% Gamay Chaudenay, an ultra rare grape varietal which actually has red flesh as well as red skins, so the brambly red fruit flavours are more intense than they might otherwise be. More importantly, this is the work of Julien Courtois, whose wines speak loudly of the mineral earth as much as they do the fruit. Having aged for 5 years in magnum, this wine will therefore be a knock-out.