Mas Coutelou Quoi Qu’il En Goutte

$38.00

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Vintage: NV
Region: Languedoc, France
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: 50% Carignan, 50% Syrah

Mas Coutelou Quoi Qu’il En Goutte is a deliciously dark red zero/zero blend of two different vintages of Syrah (2019) and Carignan (2020.)

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About Mas Coutelou Quoi Qu’il En Goutte

Mas Coutelou Quoi Qu’il En Goutte is a deliciously dark red zero/zero blend of two different vintages of Syrah and Carignan. Intense, spicy, complex, and brooding.

About Mas Coutelou

Jean François Coutelou (Jeff for short) runs his family’s domaine in Puimuisson a few kilometres from Beziers on France’s mediterrenean coast.

The farm has been certified organic since 1987 and disturbed by the monoculture of modern farming Jeff has planted thousands of trees amongst his vineyards transforming the 20 hectares of the farm to 13 planted with vines and the rest with olives, figs, almonds…

The soils, varied but predominantly chalky- clay, are worked manually so as not to compress them too much and the treatments are as plant-based as possible.

The vineyards themselves are planted with many varieties; Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, for the reds, Sauvignon blanc, Grenache blanc et gris, Carignan blanc, Macabéo, Muscat petit grains and Alexandrie for the whites, giving Jeff the most extraordinary palette to create his wines which unusually for the region are incredibly refreshing, drinkable wines that deserve contemplation.

About Carignan

Carignan (Cariñena in Spain, Carignane in the USA) is a black-skinned wine grape variety, most likely native to Aragon. The variety is found in wines along the Mediterranean coast, particularly in northeastern Spain and in France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region. It is used most commonly for blending with many of the region’s other key varieties – most famously Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre.

Carignan prefers warm, dry climates when the grape can express high tannins, acid, and color. This makes it an excellent addition to red wine blends that have plenty of aroma and flavor but lack body and depth of color. Carignan is only rarely made as a varietal wine, but the best examples can show characteristics of dark and black fruits, pepper, licorice, and spicy and savory accents.

About Syrah

Syrah is a dark-skinned red grape, known for producing very full-bodied wine with strong fruit flavors. Its origins have been popularly debated, but its modern viticultural home is unquestionably the northern Rhône Valley of eastern France.

In Australia, Syrah is the flagship variety and has developed such a distinct personality that it is essentially regarded as a distinct variety, overwhelmingly but not exclusively known as Shiraz.

Syrah has proved successful in multiple viticultural areas around the world; wines are produced in many styles and display a myriad dark-fruit flavor.

Varietal Syrah can be quite floral in its youth, developing white and black pepper aromas and herbaceous notes as it ages. Some examples show tanned leather and smoky scents, while the fruit in these wines tends towards the very dark flavors of blackcurrant and licorice.

Old World styles of Syrah are generally produced in a more earthy and savory style in comparison to the New World where fruit-forward notes are more common.

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