The grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, and gently pressed. Only natural yeast are used and the juice undergoes an extended maceration. Vinified in barrel and aged for 12-24 months in oak. Quartz drinks well in its youth, however, decanting is highly recommended. The wine also shows aging potential up to a decade.
Claude & Etienne Courtois
A peasant winemaker surrounded by his animals and always accompanied by his dog. Fascinating, passionate, playful, communicative, respectful of his interlocutor, he takes you into a world of virtues, ideals and righteousness. Just like his wines, marked by tension, mineral or acid, frankness and complexity. Today, his son, Etienne Courtois, accompanies him and vinifies all the cuvées except Racines. The new generation is on the march, Claude is proud of it and will finally be able to take care of nothing but... his garden!
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