Peybonhomme-Les-Tours: Bohemian, Biodynamic Bordeaux at Great Prices

Peybonhomme-Les-Tours: Bohemian, Biodynamic Bordeaux at Great Prices
Who says Bordeaux can’t do artisanal? The Hubert family’s Château Peybonhomme-Les-Tours vineyard is a welcoming, radiant, biodynamic oasis amongst the sometimes dreary, conventionally farmed vineyards of Blaye, one of the right bank’s northern boroughs. Similarly, their wine’s soulful and authentic style swims against the tide of uninspiring wine that has become so typical of this region—especially at the lower price points.

This small, family-owned estate has been crafting outstanding biodynamic wines for more than a decade. Furthermore, the wines have never tasted better or more energetic than under the new generation: Rachel and Guillaume Hubert. Today, this producer checks the boxes for many of our wine culture’s most revered standards and trends. Apart from the certified biodynamic viticulture, there’s a zero-sulphur red, an amphora-raised cuvée, a Vin de France duo, and even a new Cabernet Franc Pét-Nat. These tasty wines have found an enthusiastic audience in cities whose wine bars had otherwise abandoned Bordeaux.

It’s this producer’s more classical blends that really float our boat, though. These biodynamic, wild-fermented, unfiltered wines are raised without any masking by extraction or new oak; the only addition being a limited amount of SO2 (maximum 40mg/L sulphur—i.e. extremely low). You can expect delicious, character-rich wines chock-full of ripe, plush fruit and vibrant freshness. Factor in the great-value pricing, and the charming wines below represent an easy buying decision for those looking for pleasurable, new-wave French reds and whites.

The Wines

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