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.
Château Tire Pé is a 100% Merlot, harvested by hand and de-stemmed. Each plot is picked and fermented separately. The grapes undergo three to four weeks of cool maceration for a soft extraction. The wine is aged for eighteen months in concrete tanks. The wine is bottled unfined, with a light filtration. Deep ruby in the glass with red currant, blackberry, bramble and mineral notes. Ripe red and black fruit dominates the palate that gets a nice boost from the wine’s natural acidity. This is a buoyant and easy drinking red that finishes with light tannins.