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.
Tire Vin Vite is pure Merlot captured in its youthful brightness, bottled without addition of SO2 and in the words of RVF Guide : “The brand new sulfur-free vintage is an invitation to the expression of mature fruit, with soft tannins : a frank and direct wine, a pure greediness ” while Bettane and Desseauve quote: “a nice wine very natural and juicy, with a beautiful fruit …”