Radio-Coteau Spring Release 2013
Radio-Coteau is a colloquial expression used in rural France that means "word of mouth" or when translated literally, "broadcasting from the hillside". A deeper interpretation stems from our dedication to wines of purity and site transparency. We pursue forward-thinking viticultural practices, organic farming, and non-interventionist winemaking, to enable the site and season to speak through the wine, and the vines to broadcast into the bottle.
The spring releases capture the vivid expression of soil, season, people and place. Over the years experience has shown that vintages marked by naturally reduced crop yields frequently result in finely nuanced wines. In 2011 a fraction of the normal crop was harvested, and like the berries themselves, tiny in production and elegant are the wines. We are proud of the line-up as they have heightened aromatic bouquets, balanced structure, and localized personality.
Allotments and wine notes are now available online for our mailing list clients. Early ordering is encouraged for the limited bottlings. Beginning the first week of March 2013, weather permitting or otherwise arranged, orders will ship if local and destination temperatures are safe for wine transport. Warm states will ship sooner. Our winery pickup week is scheduled Monday, April 15th through Sunday, April 21st (weekdays 9-4, Saturday 11-4, Sunday 12-4).
We appreciate your interest in our handcrafted wine and look forward to sharing this beautiful vintage.