Château Moulin de Peyronin Organic Bordeaux Clairet 2018

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Description

The origin of the English term ‘Claret’ to refer to red wines from Bordeaux but not the same, Clairet is in fact a specialty of Bordeaux and is not red but dark pink, like a really dark rosé. They’re typically young, like this example, fruity and refreshing, and chillable as you would a normal rosé.

A blend of Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon from fully organic vineyards, this is gorgeously inviting on the nose, full of ripe red berry notes, pomegranate, roses and peonies. The palate is dry and slightly creamy, with nice tannic and acid structure to hold together the sweet berries, raspberry and strawberry, with redcurrant jelly and more of those delightful floral notes.

Something different and quite delicious.

  • Fruity, creamy, refreshing
  • 750 ml
  • 14% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2021
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Producer: Château Moulin de Peyronin

Franck and Véronique Terral bought the small 20 hectare Moulin de Peyronin estate in 2006, after respectively completing viticulture, oenology and commercial wine studies in Libourne-Montagne agricultural college (wine school!). They live on the property with their two daughters, situated in the beautiful Dordogne valley, east of Saint-Émilion.

The 14 hectares of vines are fully organic since the previous owner converted them in 1975, and the Terrals have since converted to biodynamic status in 2018, with the 2019 vintage the first fully Demeter certified. Plantings are 80% red grapes, 20% white, with Merlot and Sémillon dominant along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc.

Demeter’s biodynamic certification requires biodiversity and ecosystem preservation, soil husbandry, livestock integration, prohibition of genetically engineered organisms and viewing the farm as a living 'holistic organism'. For Franck and Véronique this means the use of green fertilisers like mustard and faba bean, the use of herbal teas and plant purines, the planting of hedgerows around the vines to stimulate fauna and inviting sheep into the vineyards for weed control.

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