2018 Marie & Sylvie Courselle Temps de Lune Sans Soufre Ajoute

Bordeaux, France

Not your average Bordeaux here. Sustainably farmed, minimalist winemaking, a wonderful blue-fruited Cabernet has emerged.


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Feels so utterly pure and wonderful.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Sisters Marie and Sylvie Courselle are making a very different style of Bordeaux.

Their high-density vineyard located at Chateau Thieuley, 25kms from Bordeaux, is certified sustainable by Terra Vitis. Two rebels of the region, they have planted Syrah and even Chardonnay amongst their traditional Bordeaux varieties and make wines in a style that is contrary to the traditions of the area. They are looking for drinkability and character in their wines and are comfortably some of the most interesting and well priced Bordeaux in the market today.

This cuveé is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, fermented and aged in concrete vats, then sent to bottle with no additional sulphur. It's an awesome, vibrant, natural Bordeax that shows its sweet blue fruits and shapely tannin without the influence of heavy oak. 

Its such a unique take on Cabernet from this famous region and absolutely a style we would love to see more of out of the area.

Sisters Marie and Sylvie Courselle
Sisters Marie and Sylvie Courselle
Bordeaux, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

This is, quite simply, what we have wanted to do with this cuvee, Temps de Lune.

To ‘take our time’ to put our feet up, to look up, and ponder the moon and the stars, exploring the mysterious yet natural universe and its cyclical cadences. Temps de Lune is harvested and vinified while taking into account the biodynamic lunar calendar and favouring ‘Fruit Days’.

This is said to emphasize the aromatics of the wine. In every other respect, we have crafted this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon with minimal intervention, in small concrete vats, without adding any Sulphur.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Sylvie Courselle
Winemaker Sylvie Courselle
Bordeaux, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Concrete (naturally) fermented cabernet sauvignon from two very progressive women winemakers in Bordeaux. These wines have been a wonderful discovery for me. Such unique and compelling expressions. No SO2 here (or any other additions). Soft and supple, plummy red of light spice, some earthiness and a savoury finish. This is super pleasing, very gentle in its way, easy to drink and feels so utterly pure and wonderful. Such a charming, lighter red, but with enough going on to seduce beyond the drinking pleasure." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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