Learning about wine, vines and vignerons whilst living in the Languedoc

Coutelou, buzz

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If you’d like to find out more about the goings on at Puimisson with Jeff Coutelou, there are other sources as well as this blog. I thought I’d mention a few here with links.

Photography and video

I have mentioned Jeff’s niece Flora Rey before and shared some of her excellent photographs. Flora works all year round with Jeff so, just as I did a few years back, gets to see all that is happening. Her photography is shared on her Facebook page but she has also created a very good video of Jeff, Matteo and Gilles preparing an amphora using time lapse pictures.


During vendanges 2021 we were paid a visit by the magazine 180˚C. A full year later the article has appeared, giving background to the Coutelou domaine, vineyards and wines as well as describing Jeff’s thoughts and beliefs about them. It is good to see a mainstream food and wine publication featuring less conventional winemaking. It was a surprise to find a photo of myself in a magazine!


To hear from Jeff himself as he tours the vineyards then it is well worth listening in to this podcast from Radio Vino, the first part can be found here online or here on Soundcloud. Conducted during the summer of 2022 it brings us right up to date and is the next best thing to being with Jeff in the vines.

TV, streaming

Finally, let us not forget the Netflix series ‘Rotten’ Season 2 Episode 2 which looks at winemaking in the Languedoc generally and includes an interview with Jeff and some excellent footage of him in the vines and cellar with Icare and some of the team too.

So, no excuses for not becoming informed about Coutelou culture though I hope you will continue to follow this blog for updates even as I head back to the UK, I have saved some stories to share soon.


Today, September 29th, Jeff was in Monaco attending a launch party for a new book by our friend Aaron Ayscough who writes an excellent newsletter, Not Drinking Poison, about the natural wine world. Aaron’s book, The World Of Natural Wine, is already on order for me and I heartily recommend it to you all. Jeff sent me a photo of the page with him on it so that I could add it to this post. An interesting selection by Aaron of all Jeff’s wines, OW, the skin contact, maceration wine of Muscat D’Alexandrie. I tasted the 2022 version yesterday and it is just fabulous so, an unusual choice from Aaron but a good one. And a hint of a future post about the 2022 wines.

Author: amarch34

I'm a recently retired (early!) teacher from County Durham in North east England. I am going to be spending most of the next year in the Languedoc leaarning about wines, vineyards and the people who care for both.

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