Les Cailloux Du Paradis, Claude & Etienne Courtois, Or Norm
Claude Courtois is considered Mr Natural Wine. They have a small farm that exemplifies what biodynamics is in terms of biodiversity and self-sufficiency, with fields for vines, fruit, animals as well as for growing wheat to feed the animals. No pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemical fertiliser or synthetic chemicals of any kind are allowed on the vines or in the soil of the vineyards. All wines would be entitled to Touraine appellation but they are always rejected as being atypical, as such they are Vin De France.
Only 480 bottles of Or Norm made in 2016 (typically it would be 600). A Sauvignon harvested at full maturity and aged almost three years in wood. An immense wine, with an enormous aromatic volume.