Les Cailloux du Paradis Racines Blanc
Region: Loire Valley
Claude Courtois of Les Cailloux du Paradis has 13 hectares of previously abandoned vines in Soings-en-Sologne, near Cheverny which he tends biodynamically, cultivating cult sulphur-free wines from varieties including Romorantin, Pineau d'Aunis, Côt, Pinot Noir and many others. The wines are fermented spontaneously - long and slow - and bottled without racking, fining or filtration.
The Racines Blanc is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Romorantin, Chardonnay and Menu Pineau. Textured and saline with herb tinged aromas of green apple, white flowers, preserved lemon and stoney minerality.