2017 Chateau Peybonhomme-Les-Tours Cotes de Blaye

Bordeaux, France

Family-owned and farmed, biodynamic Bordeaux? C'est possible! Merlot plushness with a touch of tannin.


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Categories: World of Wine

About the Wine

Instantly appealing pleasurable young Bordeaux is a rarity. Rarer still... if it is from a small family-owned producer that is certified biodynamic and organic and uses minimal inputs.

This Peybonhomme estate rouge from the Cotes de Blaye appellation is dominantly Merlot with some Cab Franc and Malbec.

Fresh, charming and energetic red full of plum, blackberry and bay leaf flavours, with a just a lick of ripe powdery tannin. 90% fermented and raised in concrete, with the rest in old oak. Unfined and unfiltered

About Chateau Peybonhomme

Château Peybonhomme-Les-Tours and Château de Grolet, both run by the Hubert Familly, sit on the opposite bank of the mighty Gironde estuary - with good binoculars you can make out some overpriced Margaux and Pauillac producers. But there is little Cabernet Sauvignon here as this is outstanding Merlot and Cabernet Franc country.

The wines and vineyards dismantle every Bordeaux stereotype imaginable. Certified organic and biodynamic, unfined and unfiltered, super low-yields, absolutely minimal sulphur and wines that are approachable on release and ridiculous value.

Additional Info

From the Importer

The Hubert family settled at Château Peybonhomme-Les-Tours in the village of Cars near Blaye in 1895, and six generations have followed since. The estate is located on a hill overlooking the estuary, with the vineyards on the slopes. From its 17th-century castellated tower, we have a spectacular panoramic view of the entire estate and the Gironde estuary.

Fermentation using yeast native to the estate, temperature control in concrete vats. No inputs apart from limited quantities of sulphur (40mg/l). No fining; bottled on a fruit day of the biodynamic calendar.`

Blend : Merlot (75%), Cabernet Franc (15%), Malbec (10%)
Drink Until : 2028

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

A friendly, drinkable weekday Bordeaux that isn't out of the big company tap is right up our alley. Allez les Artisans! - Different Drop


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