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Meet the maker
Jamie Kutch left a highly paid career as a stock trader in 2005 to move to California and pursue his dream of making wine. People thought he was crazy, until the first Pinot Noir he released scored 93 points in Wine Spectator. Kutch Pinor Noirs are made as naturally as possible. After the grapes are harvested by hand, they are sorted meticulously and moved only by gravity, before being fermented in small open-top containers with hand and foot punch downs using indigenous yeasts. When fermented, the wine is gravity flowed into French Oak barrels, where they age sur lie (on the lees). The vineyard pursues a minimalist philosophy, trying to produce the purest expression of Pinot Noir from a particular place and time. As with many high-end Californian wines, these Pinot Noirs are only sold through a mailing list, so this is a chance to get your hands on something quite exclusive.
Meet the maker
The wines of Mas Coutelou, made by Jeff Coutelou in the village of Puimisson in the Languedoc, are some of the best value, most exciting, pure and drinkable wines we ship. These are 'natural' wines of the best sort - they don't taste tainted or unusual, apart from being extrordinarily delicious. An instant hit with customers, press and staff alike, Coutelou's wines have to be some of the greatest bargains ever to grace our shelves. Mas Coutelou was one of the earliest estates in France to be officially certified as organic (back in 1987) and nowadays Jeff Coutelou is renowned as one of the foremost producers of ‘natural' wine in the Languedoc-Roussillon. This extends to using virtually no sulphur (a very rare and difficult exercise) in order to preserve absolutely the purity and elegance of the old-vine fruit. Jeff only makes the wines that suit a specific vintage, so if that means introducing a new cuvée in one year or skipping vintages of an existing wine because the conditions don’t suit, then so be it. If you haven't tried these thrilling wines yet, what are you waiting for?
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