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Cailloux du Paradis
L'Icaunais 2016

A wine named for the rather territorial nature of the people hailing from the region on Burgundy where Claude Courtois was born. Still, much like the man behind the namesake, the wine shows a touch of unexpected gentleness.
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A wine named for the rather territorial nature of the people hailing from the region on Burgundy where Claude Courtois was born. Still, much like the man behind the namesake, the wine shows a touch of unexpected gentleness.

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Cailloux du Paradis
Touraine, Loire, France

Tucked away down a gravel path, off a meandering side road, off the Departemental, hides the farm, chai, and cellar of Claude and Etienne Courtois of Les Cailloux du Paradis. Surrounded by orchard trees, wild forest, and rolling plains, the domaine includes a modest converted barn where pressing and fermentation take place, and a chai built literally stone by stone by the family. 

Claude is of impressionable stature,...

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