Chateau Tire Pe - Bordeaux Diem 2019
Region: Entre-deux-Mers / Bordeaux
A delicious, medium bodied organic Bordeaux, filled with black plums and cherries. Lovely texture, spiciness and freshness.
Merlot vines are aged 10 to 15 years, with 3300 to 5000 vines per hectares. These are hand harvested, before a short 8-12 day cool maceration for a soft extraction. The wine is aged for 8-12 months in concrete tanks and bottled without systematic filtration, with only a small amounts of sulphur added.
Chateau Tire Pe is owned by David and Hélène Barrault, they took over this small vineyard in 1997. Blessed with rich clay and limestone soils, this vineyard possesses fantastic southern exposure and overlooks the Gironde River. The Chateau takes its name from a colourful local tale about what small animals “leave behind” before climbing the Tire Pé hill. We’ll leave that to your imagination.
The vineyard is composed of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, along with some rare local grapes called Castets and vines of Pineau d’Aunis originating from the Loire. The Barrault’s farm vines of 10-35 years old organically, a practice they started to implement in 2008, becoming officially Ecocert certified since the 2014 vintage. They also practice some biodynamic principles, as well as ploughing the vines with horses. The latter fits in perfectly with equestrian centre which Hélène is running at the farm, ensuring animals, like vines, are a big part of Tire Pe.