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Cailloux du Paradis
Maia 2017

A surprising blend of melon de Bourgogne and sauvignon blanc; despite their differences the two come together in harmony, producing a wine that's gently rounded, with plush white fruit character and a present acidity that carries freshness through.
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A surprising blend of melon de Bourgogne and sauvignon blanc; despite their differences the two come together in harmony, producing a wine that's gently rounded, with plush white fruit character and a present acidity that carries freshness through.

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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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