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Chateau Tire Pé DieM Bordeaux Rouge

$23.00

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Vintage: 2021
Region: Bordeaux, France
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: 100% Merlot

Chateau Tire Pé DieM Bordeaux Rouge is a youthful wine with a bright nose of fresh red fruit backed by a dusting of cedar-infused minerality. Buoyant and fruity on the palate the Tire Pé Diem is packed with juicy red currant, crushed plum, and sweet herbs. This is a pretty red with an easy fruity profile and a lingering finish.100% Merlot grapes are harvested by hand and destemmed. Each plot is harvested and fermented separately. The grapes undergo a short 8 to 12-day cool maceration for a soft extraction. The wine is aged for eight to ten months in concrete tanks, after which the wine is bottled without systematic filtration.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Not Natty

FRUIT

Red Berries, Red Currant, Red Plum

BODY

Full-bodied

ACIDITY

Fresh (Medium)

ALCOHOL

13-14%

OAK

Neutral Oak

TANNIN

Strong

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Room Temperature (63°–67°)

SULFUR

Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Unknown

IMPORTER

Jenny & Francois

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Chateau Tire Pé DieM Bordeaux Rouge

Chateau Tire Pé DieM Bordeaux Rouge is a youthful wine with a bright nose of fresh red fruit backed by a dusting of cedar-infused minerality. Buoyant and fruity on the palate the Tire Pé Diem is packed with juicy red currant, crushed plum, and sweet herbs. This is a pretty red with an easy fruity profile and a lingering finish.100% Merlot grapes are harvested by hand and destemmed. Each plot is harvested and fermented separately. The grapes undergo a short 8 to 12-day cool maceration for a soft extraction. The wine is aged for eight to ten months in concrete tanks, after which the wine is bottled without systematic filtration.

About Chateau Tire Pé

David and Hélène Barrault took over this small vineyard in ’97. Blessed with rich clay and limestone soils, this vineyard possesses fantastic southern exposures and overlooks the Gironde River. The chateau takes its name from a colorful local tale about what small animals “leave behind” before climbing the Tire Pé hill. The Barrault’s farm has ten to fifteen-year-old vines organically, and great care is taken to gently extract the supple fruit and terroir that Bordeaux is so well known for into each cuvee they produce.

Certification: Practicing organic since 2008 and officially converting in 2011 (ECOCERT)

About Merlot

Merlot is a red wine grape variety with strong historical ties to Bordeaux and the southwest of France. It is associated equally with easy-drinking red wines and the great labels of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. The variety is the second most-planted red variety in the world, after Cabernet Sauvignon.

The precise flavors that Merlot imparts to a bottle of wine are not easily defined. Plum and black cherry are among the most common fruit-based descriptors used, though Merlot is often used for producing wines of a particular texture rather than a particular taste.

Smooth, rounded, and “easy drinking” are common descriptions of Merlot wines. The main reason is that Merlot grapes are relatively large in relation to their pips and the thickness of the skins in which tannins are found. For this reason, the variety is often used to soften wines made from more tannic varieties.