This is an elegant, pure Syrah 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: 100% Syrah. Garrigue and white pepper bristle the wine's bouquet that shines with the sun of the Languedoc. The etymology of the region's name resonates deeply here: Langue d'Oc, or translated, "Language of Yes." This is a wine the body readily accepts, that speaks with this primal language of affirmation. Fresh, beautiful, Syrah whose expression here one is eager to compare to the famed Northern Rhône's.
Vinification: 100% Syrah. Jean François "Jeff" Coutelou cares for a good thirteen 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.