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Paul Barre Chateau La Grave

Older vines and hand Harvest, 15-21 day maceration followed by a natural fermentation in stainless steel and fiberglass vats. Maturation for approximately 12 months in neutral oak (approximately 60%) and fiberglass (40%). Unfined and unfiltered. Minimal SO2.

Established in 1974, Paul Barre has been known for several decades as a pioneer of biodynamic principals in France. This 10-hectare estate located in Fronsac (in the shadow of St Emilion a mere 12 km away) has been farming in this manner since the 1990. Since 2013 the vineyard has been ploughed by horses and vinification is deployed with minimal input. Paul’s vineyard has been taken over by his son Gabriel and his wife, Edith. Following in his father's footsteps, Gabriel and his wife continue to be artisans of the land.

Winemaker: Gabriel & Edith Barre
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux, Fronsac
Type: Red
Variety: Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot
Farming: Organic, Biodynamic, Sustainable
Age of Vines: Planted 1990-2016
Production: 10,000 bottles
Soil: Clay, limestone, sand