Château Pey-bonhomme-les-Tours Côtes de Blaye 2016 - Biodynamic, Bordeaux Red Wine 750ml
Biodynamic, indigenous ferment and aged without any new oak, this fragrant, supple red is positively bohemian by Bordeaux standards. The blend is 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Malbec, drawn from Pey-Bon's biodynamically-certified limestone and clay soils in the Premières Côtes de Blaye (on the right bank overlooking the Gironde estuary). The majority of the wine was fermented and aged in concrete, with 10% fermented and raised in 2-3-year-old oak. The wine was then bottled unfiltered. Once again, it is a world away from the old stereotype of Bordeaux --full of energy and freshness, this is a wonderfully vibrant red with waves of red fruit, tobacco and floral notes that flesh out in the glass with air. Drinking really well now, it will only get better in 1-3 years. Regardless, with a steak or some lamb chops, it's going to disappear in a heartbeat.