Chateau Tire Pe

by David and Hélène Barrault

REGION: Bordeaux

The name “Côte de Tire Pé”’ comes from a daily agrarian scene well known by natives, according to which, beasts of burden would relieve themselves after strong efforts climbing to the estate, by dropping one: in french « tirer le pet ». Since the end of 1997, Hélène and David Barrault have been breathing new life into outstanding plots nestled on clay-limestone headlands south of Entre Deux Mers, 60 km from Bordeaux. In an organic cultivation mode since 2008, with ECOCERT certification since the 2014 vintage (Tire Pé, Tir'osé, La Côte and Malbecs), grape planting of these old vines is mainly cabernet franc, merlot and malbec.

Hélène and David’s pleasure lays in the respect, the attention and the understanding they give this terroir so to get its best fruit; balance, freshness and typicity. Outstanding wines with texture and depth rarely found in that area, best known for intense productivity and relative rusticity.

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Bordeaux is a world capital of wine and a center of gastronomy. This port city in Southwestern France is home to 10,000 wine-producing estates and 13,000 grape growers. The region consists of 38 sub-regions with 57 appellations. 

Situated near the European Atlantic coast, Bordeaux's climate is temperate oceanic with cool winters and long, warm summers.

Bordeaux produces some of the world’s most expensive wines, and the red Bordeaux Blend is one of the most copied globally. A vast majority of Bordeaux reds are made with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, typically medium- to full-bodied with high tannin and aromas of black currant, plums, and earthy notes. Bordeaux whites are made from Sauvignon blanc, Sémillon, and Muscadelle. 

Featured Grape Varieties: 
Cabernet Sauvignon 
Cabernet Franc

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