Olivier Cousin cultivates 12 hectares of vines in and around Martigne Briand, which is nestled in the western end of the Loire Valley. His vineyards are planted with Gamay, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Grolleau and Chenin Blanc. All of the wines Cousin crafts are certified biodynamic. He ploughs his vineyards with his horse Joker, uses only indigenous yeasts and shuns enzymes, sugar and sulphites.
Oliver Cousin is constantly experimenting to improve the quality of his wines and they often undergo an extended maceration, which adds greater character to the final wine.
Cousin’s natural and biodynamic wines are of the nowt-taken-out-and-now-added-to-brigade and their individuality should be celebrated with each passing bottle!
A mouthful of juicy cherry, ripe plums, red apple core and chalk tones with a secondary naughty whiff of mushroom and undergrowth. Crushed strawberries mixed with invigoratingly fresh bing cherry and red apple explode on the palate, simply delicious!
REVIEWS & AWARDS
“This manages to have very ‘natural’ style fruit while also coming across as quite typical. It is light and refreshing, alive, pairs easily with whatever is on your plate, and goes down extremely easy. Sometimes, there isn’t much more I want from a bottle of wine. The light-heartedness of this wine makes it profound, somehow.” – Cellar Tracker.