Château Tire Pé 2019, Bordeaux


With 2019,  Château Tire Pé  changed to a brand new wine, with new label, new blend, new vinification, and the result is quite impressive. The blend is Cabernet Franc and Malbec, hand-harvested and destemmed, 2 to 3 weeks cold maceration for soft extraction, and 24 to 30 months ageing in concrete vat before bottling. Just a tiny amount of SO2 added at bottling and no fining.

Ripe black fruit on the nose, seeds and mint; silky black cherry, dark plum envelops the palate, perfectly balanced freshness and mild tannins come at the end, this is a very expressive and delicious wine.

CHÂTEAU TIRE PÉ, David and Hélène Barrault, Gironde sur Dropt Certified Organic

Hélène and David Barrault purchased Tire Pé in 1997, they are farming organically since 2008 (certified since 2014).The hill of Tire Pé owes its name to ancient rural scenes, where working horses would pass wind under the effort of climbing the hill, on their way back to the farm.

They have created a little garden of Eden, where wild grass, insects, birds and small wild animals live among the vines.Very unusual sight in the Entre-deux-Mers appellation, where their 13.5-ha estate is located.

Merlot, Cabernet Franc and one parcel of Malbec are planted on clayey-limestone, south facing slopes, great care is taken to gently extract the supple fruit and terroir, that Bordeaux is so well known for, into each cuvee they produce.