Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Merille
Producer: Chateau Barouillet (Vincent Barouillet)
Region: Bergerac, France
Wild Scale: 2/5
Winemaking: Organic grapes were hand harvested and fermented in stainless steel tank with indigenous yeast after a 6 day maceration period. Bottled with no fining or filtration and just a small amount of sulphur.
This Wine: A great everyday, easy drinking red from Bergerac. Mainly fresh fruit flavours as there is no use of oak. Slightly more aromatic than previous vintages thanks to the addition of a little known grape from the region called Merille.
Notes on the Winemaker: Vincent Barouillet is an eighth generation winemaker in the Bergerac / Monbazillac region south of Bordeaux who makes superb value wines from local varieties.