A blend of two parcels: Cab-Franc and Merlot from limestone slopes, close to the Gironde estuary; Cab-Sauv and Merlot, planted over gravelly soil near Reignac. Everything is destemmed, gently macerated and aged only in concrete for a pure expression of the fruit. An amazing value Bordeaux!
Damien Lorteau returned home to his parent's estate in 2010 after travelling and working in vineyards worldwide. He convinced his parents to convert to organic agriculture, something that is still uncommon in Bordeaux, and after officially taking over in 2013 he went further, moving to low intervention winemaking, using native (natural) yeast and no sulphur during vinification, only a minimal amount at bottling.
Name Pirouette Producer Château les Vieux Moulins Style Red Country France Region AOC Blaye, Cotes du Bordeaux Vintage 2019 Grape 45% Merlot, 30% Cab Franc & 25% Cab Sauv ABV % 13 SO2 Added 20mg/l at bottling. Production Organic. Natural. Vegan. Unfined. Unfiltered