Flambadou is a big, juicy red made from Jeff Coutelou's old Carignan vines, and only in hot vintages - when the sun has (almost) 'flambéed' the grapes. This is yet another beautiful natural wine from a master craftsman. The old vine fruit and the intrinsic qualities of Carignan make it especially ageworthy, and well worth decanting in advance.
|Region||France > Languedoc|
|Appellation||Vin de France|
|Vineyard||Jeff Coutelou's vineyards are situated around the village of Puimisson, a little inland from Béziers in the Languedoc. They include a large proportion of old vines, and have been certified organic since 1987.|
|Winemaking||Coutelou makes all his wines as simply as possible, including using little or no sulphur to preserve the purity of the fruit. They are natural wines in the best possible sense.|
|Lifespan||Delicious on release. Could be cellared for at least five years.|
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