This is an elegant and refreshing red blend from Jeff Coutelou who works 13 hectares of vines in the town of Puimisson which is located just north of Béziers in the Languedoc (southern France).
Tasting Notes: Crunchy, fresh, and spirited, "Classe" is a medium-length quaffable red with aromatics of blueberry, lavender, and slight earth.
Vinification: 40% Syrah, 40% Grenache, and 10% Carignan.
Jean François "Jeff" Coutelou cares for a good dozen hectares, cultivated in as natural a manner as possible, on the edge of Puimisson (several kilometers away from Béziers.) Organic since 1987, this isn't a domaine motivated by trend or style. When we talk about Jeff, we're talking about a true blue farmer, and while he revels in a bit of debate, we well know that his terroir is his core.
Old, near extinct grape varieties are co-planted on his property, intricately trained and in tune with the various soil types. Jeff has created a vast polycultural environment, replanting trees and bands of ancient flowers and grains, rescuing insects and the rich microbial life of the soil. Jeff's team disregards nothing, for simply a love of the earth.