Mas Coutelou Kina Blanc
Staff Pick
Organic

Mas Coutelou Kina Blanc

Item # 43533 750mL
$59.96/ Single Bottle
$719.52/ Case of 12
ABV
15.50%
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Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Natural

Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.


Tasting Notes

A natural wine pioneer in this region of France and certified organic since 1987, Jean-François "Jeff" Coutelou makes terroir driven wines that speak deeply of corner of the South of France. For this Chinato style bottling, a base of Jeff's wine is blended with wine brandy macerated with the likes of gentian, red quina, sweet and bitter orange peels, kola nuts and more.


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Staff Pick Notes

Jeff Coutelou is famous as a pioneer of natural wines in the Languedoc, but at heart he's a tinkerer, an experimenter, one of those guys who's always up to something. Not content to make world-class wine, he's come up with brandy, triple sec, port, gin (which he calls Djinn) and now these Chinato-style vermouths. Chinato comes from the Italian word for cinchona officinalis, a South American tree from which we get quinine. It's one of the many herbs--along with orange peel, gentian, and kola nuts--which he macerates in his home-made brandy and wine, before aging in a solera composed of Cognac and Armagnac barrels. It's full of honied orange marmalade, blood, and floral notes. Definitely dry with a gentle bitterness, serve chilled as an aperitif or use to add a zippy, electric edge to cocktails.

- ALM

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