Les Cailloux du Paradis

Les Cailloux du Paradis Racines Rouge 2019

$80
$80

Les Cailloux du Paradis Racines Rouge is a blend of 30 varieties (mainly Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Côt) farmed organically and biodynamically in the Loire Valley. This is a legendary blend made as naturally as possible.

Wine Type:, Red
Wine Style:, Medium Body
Farming:, Organic
Vintage:, 2019
Alcohol:, 13%
Country:, France
Region:, Loire Valley
Appellation:, 2019
Bottle Size:, 750ml

Food Pairing:

Pizza, pasta with meatballs.

 

Producer profile

Les Cailloux du Paradis

At Les Cailloux du Paradis, a renowned winemaking legacy continues to flourish under the stewardship of Etienne Courtois, following the foundational work of his father, Claude Courtois. As Claude embraces the elder statesman role, he now focuses on crafting the Racines cuvées, a testament to his deep-rooted expertise. Meanwhile, Etienne has taken the helm for most of the production, ushering in a new era marked by meticulous precision and innovation in winemaking, reminiscent of the approach Baptiste Cousin has applied to his father Olivier's vineyards.

Etienne, representing a vibrant new generation of vintners, brings a fresh perspective to the traditional processes, upholding the family's commitment to natural wine production. This involves minimal interventionist techniques and an adherence to organic principles that ensure the vitality of the soil and surrounding ecosystem. The vineyard is a diverse landscape where biodiversity is encouraged, and the vines coexist with various plant species and wildlife, enhancing their wines' ecological balance and unique character.

The winemaking philosophy at Les Cailloux du Paradis is deeply intertwined with patience and respect for nature, with wines often undergoing extended aging in barrels to achieve their full potential. This methodological dedication ensures that each vintage embodies the natural expression of terroir, characterized by purity and a distinctive minerality.

Wine region

Loire Valley, France

The Loire Valley is a vast region located in western France. It stretches from the hills of Auvergne all the way to the Atlantic coast, cut in half by the Loire River. With over 4 million hectoliters of wine per year, the Loire Valley is one of France’s biggest and most diverse wine producing regions. The Lore Valley’s production ranges from every-day quaffable and unpretentious wine to some of the country’s finest whites and reds.

The Terroir of the Loire Valley

Upper Loire sub-region: continental climate, soils are mostly flint and limestone formations. This is the land of Sauvignon Blanc, with Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé being the most famous appellations (AOC).

Touraine sub-region: continental climate, soils can be clay with flint or limestone, and chalk. Chenin Blanc is the main grape varietal for white wines, with Sauvignon Blanc coming in second. Red wines are made mostly from Cabernet Franc.

Anjou sub-region: maritime to continental climate, crumbly and soft soil formation called tuffeau. Anjou is well-known for its Chenin Blanc wines, mostly dry although there are good examples of sweet Chenin Blanc in Coteaux du Layon.

Saumur sub-region: continental to maritime climate, soils are made of tuffeau limestone in this similar to Anjou sub-region. Chenin Blanc is vinified as a sparkling wine with the champenoise method, Cabernet Franc is made into light and peppery wines.

Pays Nantais sub-region: maritime climate, the region stretches to the Atlantic Ocean. Soils are rocky with granite formations. Muscadet is the main grape varietal of this area, known for wines that are mineral, crisp, and refreshing.

The White Wines of Loire Valley

White wines represent the biggest share with about 65% of the total production. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Melon de Bourgogne, and Chenin Blanc, Melon de Bourgogne are the most popular grape varietals in the region.

The Red Wines of Loire Valley

Loire Valley reds are very distinct in terms of their style. Light and lean, lively and fruity, easy-drinking and food-friendly, they are some of the best everyday wines on the market. Some of the best examples of this style are made from Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, and Malbec.

Frequently asked question

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What is natural wine?

What is natural wine?

Natural wine is a type of wine made in small batches from hand-harvested organic or biodynamic grapes with minimal intervention in the cellar.
What is Biodynamics?

What is Biodynamics?

Biodynamic wine is wine made with grapes farmed biodynamically. Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to farming.
What is organic wine?

What is organic wine?

Organic wine is made with grapes farmed organically. Organic farming is a type of farming alternative to conventional farming.
What is vegan wine?

What is vegan wine?

Vegan wine is wine made without using animal products during the fining phase of the clarification process. Before wine is bottled it is usually clarified.