La Grolet, Cotes de Bourg 2020Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
Variety: Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
From the same Bordeaux house that brought us Châteaux Peybonhomme. Even though Château Peybonhomme Les Tours began six generations ago in 1895, this generation begins with the union of two humans of different wine-related backgrounds. Jean-Luc Hubert descended from a long line of sailors who navigated the Gironde river utilizing “scow” boats to transport wine. Alternatively, Catherine came from a long line of winemakers, her great grandfather having acquired Peybonhomme in 1890. Both of their ancestors worked extensively with one another making and transporting wine, unbeknownst to them the union that would one day happen. The kids have grown and now assist in making beautiful, natural wines and following in their parents’ footsteps.
Steep gravel slopes are prime for planting Merlot, the number one contender in this blend. A bit of time in new oak marries fruit and wood tannins, and the in-bottle result is a harmony of terroir and tradition. The wine is an entry-level version of their Tete de Cuvee bottle.