Domaine De La Cotellerai, Le Vau Jaumier 2020, St Nicolas de Bourgueil

“Le Vau Jaumier” is the last harvested terroir of the whole estate. After treading and destalking of the harvest, the alcoholic fermentation starts naturally and is conducted in thermo-regulated wooden vats. Grape-treading (by feet) is made twice a day during approximately 10 days and maceration is extended during 10 to 15 days in order to achieve perfect extraction. After clarifying and pressing, the malolactic fermentation happens in the same oak tanks.

It’s a prestigious Cuvée : Its colour is ruby, dark, bright and intense. Its aromas are complex and powerful, with animal and woody (vanilla and spicy) notes. There is a marriage between very ripe red fruits almost candied, the tannins of the grape and the oak barrel.

Organic wines
Vegan friendly
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Wine category
Med-Bodied Red Wine
Cabernet Franc
Bourgueil, Saint Nicolas de Bourgeuil
Organic wines
Vegan friendly
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Food pairing



Onion, Garlic, Shallot


Porcini, Shitake, Oyster Mushroom, Button Mushroom
Nutty Hard Cheese

Nutty Hard Cheese

Gruyere, Comte, Emmental,
White Meat

White Meat

Chicken, Pork, Chop, Tofu
The producer
Domaine De La Cotelleraie

Domaine De La Cotelleraie

Nestled in the picturesque Loire Valley, Domaine de la Cotelleraie stands as a testament to the Vallée family's enduring commitment to winemaking. Across several generations, the Vallée family has cultivated a profound love for the vine, a legacy that became an integral part of the current owner's upbringing from an early age.

Initiated into the world of viticulture by Claude Vallée, a dedicated worker who embarked on his journey at the age of 14, the present custodian inherited not just the skills of the trade but an infectious enthusiasm for meticulous craftsmanship. A legacy to be carried forward, should the next generation choose to embrace the calling.

Since assuming ownership in 1997, the estate has evolved significantly from its origins in 1957, expanding from 12 hectares of vines, asparagus, and fruit trees to the present 27 hectares of dedicated vineyards. This transition marks the estate's first generation wholly committed to the artistry of winemaking.

Acutely aware of the privilege bestowed by cultivating cabernet franc vines on the esteemed terroirs of Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil, a commitment to an environmentally conscious philosophy took root in 1999. Organic cultivation emerged not merely as a choice but as a moral imperative, a dedication to respecting the land, the plants, and the delicate ecological balance. In this winemaking philosophy, technical knowledge is complemented by a deep sensitivity to the needs of the vines, allowing them to reclaim their natural essence.

The dedicated team at Domaine de la Cotelleraie know how to listen to the plant, let it take back its natural rights and benefit from a balanced ecosystem with real microbial life on the grounds. Wine is a living material that is made above all around the vine stock throughout the year. The team at Domaine de la Cotelleraie follows a rigorous schedule of ploughing, stripping, hoeing, and treatments with sulfur or copper throughout the year. This meticulous approach allows the estate to forgo the use of chemical weedkillers, fertilisers, and pesticides, creating an environment that thrives on natural biodiversity.

Wine, viewed as a living entity shaped by the vine stock and the hands that tend to it, is the culmination of a year-long journey. The estate's commitment to this craft is underscored by the resumption of manual harvesting in 2009 and the subsequent certification with Ecocert—a tangible expression of the dedication to sustainable and organic practices.