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Valerie Forgues

Côt 2019

$25.00

Côt 2019

Valerie Forgues

Côt 2019

$25.00

Velvety violet juice.

An oh so suave expression of Côt from Loire Valley-based 16-hectare property helmed by Valérie Forgues. The majority of the vines are 50 years old, but some fruit is sourced from centurion vines. Minimal sulfur was used, yielding an expression of Côt (Malbec) that’s light on its feet.
  • Valérie was a stay at home mom who never thought she’d become a vigneronne; winemaking was her husband’s dream and they bought a property in the Loire together.
  • In 2008, after her husband left, she was alone at the estate facing bankruptcy and the possibility of having to uproot her sons from the home they grew up in.
  • With no viticultural experience, she rolled up her sleeves and took over the 16-hectare property on her own.
  • Fortunately, her two neighbors Catherine Roussel and Didier Barrouillet of Clos Roche Blanche struck up a relationship with her, and offered her guidance about organic farming along the way.
  • As of 2016 the property phased out mechanical harvesting, and the resulting wines have never been better.

Connects with:

  • Chilling this baby down.
  • Toast with blackberry jam.
  • Old smoking jackets - peep this page for inspo.