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Winemaker: Jean-Baptiste Duquesne

AOC: Vin De France


Vol: 12.7%

RS: 0 g/L

S02:  mg/L

Total Production:  bottles

Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vine Age:  years


Vegan: Yes

Allergens: None

Closure: Cork + Foil

Drinking Window: 

Ethos: Certified BIO, Demeter


Producer: Jean-Baptiste Duquesne is a Bordeaux Pirate, shaking up the conventions of Bordeaux bureaucracy and challenging the status quo. After his selling his French cuisine recipe sharing website, he wrote the book "Bordeaux: Une Histoire de Cépages" which is a detailed history of 19th Century grape varieties in the Bordeaux.

Obsessed, he turned Château de Cazebonne into the largest library of ancestral grape varieties, such as: Mancin, Castets, Bouchalès, St-Macaire, Jurancon noir, Mérille, Béquignol, Pardotte, Gros Cabernet, Petit Péjac, Sauvignonasse, Penouille…. He has already planted 26 of the recognised historical varieties and aims to have all 57 planted by 2030...


Vinification: Hand-harvested mature Sauvignon Blanc. Pressed, fermented and aged in amphorae. 21-day maceration and ageing for 12 months without any addition of SO2.


Tasting: Spicy tropical pineapple and honey mango on the nose, ripe mirabelle plum. not remotely candied, confected or jammy. Jamaican ginger cake savoury finish.

Cazebonne, La Maceration 2020

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