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Domaine Les Cailloux du Paradis is situated in the forest of Sologne, at the left bank of Loire valley.

Descendant of Celt, Claude Courtois was born in Bourgogne. His elder brother inherited the family farm, therefore Claude was obliged to move to somewhere. He spent several years in Provence and then finally settled down in Sologne. He found abandoned farmland and that was an inaccessible corner of land. Then luckily he could acquire that 20ha with very low price in early 90's.

The land was composed by different types of soils which contained minerals such as quartz, silex, clay etc, so he named this land "pebbles of paradise(=Les Cailloux du Paradis)".

However, condition of those soils were not very healthy at that time because former owner had used a lot of chemicals for decades. But Claude detoxified and restored the soils carefully, and then today his lands are totally healthy. Based on a manner of biodynamic farming, finally Claude Courtois has created small planet there - he has placed fruits trees, vegetable farm, forest and vineyards in this land.

Today around 20 kinds of grape varietals are planted on their natural eco-system and produce idyllic and beautiful wines without AOC. To produce wines as they want, they stay out of commercialism of AOC system, so all Courtois's wines are being released as "Vin de France". You can find Romorantin, Menu Pineau, Gascon, Syrah etc. together with Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir.

Needless to say, the wine making is also totally natural. Fermentation is executed by wild yeast, No racking, No fining, No SO2 added during vinification and zero or minimum for the bottling.
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A049 LES CAILLOUX DU PARADIS VdF ROMORANTIN 2014 750ml A048 LES CAILLOUX DU PARADIS VdF L'ICAUNAIS 2014 750ml A046 LES CAILLOUX DU PARADIS VdF PLUME D'ANGE 2015 750ml
Price HK$390.00
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Price HK$360.00
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Price HK$330.00
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A049 LES CAILLOUX DU PARADIS VdF ROMORANTIN 2014 750ml A048 LES CAILLOUX DU PARADIS VdF L'ICAUNAIS 2014 750ml A046 LES CAILLOUX DU PARADIS VdF PLUME D'ANGE 2015 750ml
Romorantin is a local grape in Cheverny - Loire valley. Courtois's Romorantin is thick, rich, complex and round. No sharpness, but hint of fresh herb makes wine lively. The wine is changing every moment in the glass. Extreme low yield(less than 30hl/ha), fermented by wild yeast, 40 months ageing, no racking, no fining. Gascon is a originally from northern Bourgogne. Courtois revived this nearly extincted grape varietal in his land. Only 100 cases were produced from 0.15ha of tiny parcel with extremely low yields(less than 30hl/ha). Released after 30 months ageing. Comfortable granulose texture in the beginning and turned to silky touch in several minutes. Sauvignon Blanc 100% from two parcels. Extremely low yield(below 30hl/ha). Dense, silky, gentle touch yet very tasty.
A045 LES CAILLOUX DU PARADIS VdF RACINES BLANC 2014 750ml A044 LES CAILLOUX DU PARADIS VdF RACINES ROUGE 2014 750ml
Price HK$360.00
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Price HK$360.00
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A045 LES CAILLOUX DU PARADIS VdF RACINES BLANC 2014 750ml A044 LES CAILLOUX DU PARADIS VdF RACINES ROUGE 2014 750ml
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Romorantin and Menu Pineau. Extremely low yield(below 30hl/ha), from Clay + Silex soil. Silky texture with complexity and spiciness. The wine is changing every moment in the glass. Old vines of Gamay, Cabernet Franc, and Côt (Malbec), Pinot Noir. Extremely low yield(below 30hl/ha), from Clay + Silex soil. Silky texture with complexity and spiciness. The wine is changing dramatically every moment in the glass.
   
 
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