Le Petit Bouchon (the small cork) is a range of natural wines from Florian Bouchon, a young and dynamic winemaker tending the 42 hectare Château Ferreyres on the high plateau of the village of Le Puch in Entre-deux-Mers. The soil is clay-limestone with an unusually high proportion of flint, a feature that allows the heat of the sun to be returned at night to the vines, accelerating the ripening process of the grapes during summer.
Florian has produced three wines so far, a red, a white and a rosé, the red classified Bordeaux AOC, the white and rosé classified Vin de France as although the wines follow all the rules of Bordeaux they are quite different in style to traditional examples.
“I work meticulously to create wines of unique taste, of silky tannin. Above all, tasting them means to live a pleasant moment. Proudly attached to the value and history of my terroir, I have chosen methods that preserve the beauty and balance of the vineyard”. Salut, Florian!
Today, 10th June, is Durif Day. We are not making this up. A group of Australian winemakers says and and who are we to argue?
Durif originates from southern France and was created in 1880 by Dr Durif from a cross between the varieties Syrah and Peloursin: https://t.co/Jngx6Q5A59https://t.co/o4ZRqZhwV1,12 hours ago