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    Château Peybonhomme-les-Tours Vin de France l'Atypic 2017

    Château Peybonhomme-les-Tours Vin de France l'Atypic 2017

    Sale price
    $39.00
    Regular price
    $39.00

    It's simply another fabulous value from this dynamic estate (and one of the easiest buying decisions we had to make this year). The blend is, give or take, an 'atypic' 50% Malbec and 50% Cabernet Franc--hence the Vin de France designation and the name of the wine. Drawn from Peybonhomme's biodynamically certified limestone and clay soils in the Premières Côtes de Blaye (on the right bank overlooking the Gironde estuary), the vines that produce this cuvée are now 40-years-old. The wines are wild yeast fermented but L'Atypic is raised entirely in concrete (and bottled unfiltered). Capturing the depth and freshness of the year, Guillaume Hubert's are some of the most inviting reds you'll find in Bordeaux at this end of the price scale, offering fabulous purity of fruit and superfine tannins. Dangerously easy to drink, this is a supple, energetic, left field Bordeaux at a bargain price.

    Producer

    Château de Grolet and Château Peybonhomme-Les-Tours are both managed by fifth generation growers Catherine and Jean-Luc Hubert. These vignerons break just about every stereotype associated with Bordeaux: their vineyards are certified biodynamic, their wines are easy drinking young, and they offer outstanding value for money. It's impossible not to focus on the value presented here, but it also feels somewhat unfair to the wine. Both wines deliver such honest charm and outright quality that to stress the price too much is to underplay the excellence and sheer deliciousness in the bottle.

    These are two Estates run along almost Burgundian lines; ploughed vineyards, low-yields, ripe fruit and low intervention, wild yeast winemaking results in terroir-driven wines that combine texture, freshness and vigour with a much finer tannin profile than that found in many of the region's wines. These are wines that will appeal greatly to, not only Bordeaux lovers and en-primeur buyers, but lovers of delicious, bona fide and impeccably-made wines full stop.

    Region

    Bordeaux remains the benchmark for high-end and much sought-after Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot based blends, often with a price tag to match. There are 57 appellations across the region making Bordeaux the largest producer of appellation wines in France. It is a region delineated by waterways; the famous Cabernet blends of the left bank lie on the Atlantic side of the Gironde and Garonnne rivers and the famous merlot-based wines of the right bank lie to the right of the Dordogne river where it feeds into the Gironde. The area between these two famous regions is known as the Entre Deux Mers - ‘between two seas’. The stunning, complex white wines of Bordeaux produced from oak-aged Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon and the incredible heady dessert wines from Barsac and Sauternes cement the region as a classic. Under the surface lies value and a fledgling natural wine scene too so it’s not just for the well-heeled. Local Knowledge: If your budget doesn’t quite stretch to the €30,000 a bottle asking price for the newly released, Graves-based 2015 Liber Pater investigate wines from Bordeaux et Entre-Deux-Mers, Côtes de Bourg, Fronsac, Canon-Fronsac and Côtes de Blaye.

    Specifications

    • Cellaring

      5-10 Years
    • Varieties

      Cabernet Blend
    • Vintage

      2017
    • Alcohol Content

      13%
    • Farming Practice

      Biodynamic
    • Closure

      Cork
    • Bottle Size

      750ml
    Biodynamic

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    Regular price
    $234.00
    GST included.
    Case(s) of 6
    $39.00 per bottle
    $39.00 per bottle