Chateau Coujon La Pinot Noir
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Region: Saint Chinian, France
Grape varieties: Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Rolle
Chateau Coujon LA Pinot Noir is a juicy, light, and easy-going take on Pinot Noir. Short maceration, spontaneous fermentation in concrete, bottled in spring
Song: I Wish I Was Sober by Frightened Rabbit
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ABOUT THE PRODUCER
About Chateau Coujon LA Pinot Noir
Chateau Coujon LA Pinot Noir is a juicy, light, and easy-going take on Pinot Noir. Short maceration and spontaneous fermentation at controlled temperature in concrete tanks. Bottled in the following spring, lightly filtered with a small addition of sulfur.
The name of this cuvée is a play on words: lapinot means young rabbit in French, a fitting name for this joyful and thirst-quenching incarnation of Pinot Noir.
About Chateau Coujon
Chateau Coujan is a fifth-generation family winery near Saint Chinian in the South of France, nearby fellow Saint Chinian producer, and Small Wine Shop favorite Jean-Marie Rimbert.
The Guy family has owned this vineyard since 1868, and Florence, the current owner, is the fifth generation. She took over the domaine from her father and converted the winery to organics in 2008. A new environmental balance gradually emerged in the 140-hectare property (including 50 ha of vineyards) with insects, butterflies, birds, vines, orchards, medicinal plants, fields, and scrublands, turning the Chateau Coujan into an oasis of biodiversity.
Florence is in charge of a team that works very hard to manage all that land, including her daughter and her boyfriend, who is the chef de cave, and pruning and tractor driving teams. The property has a lot of wildlife, including as many as 70 peacocks, their mascot.