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Winemaker: Jean-Baptiste Duquesne

AOC: Graves

Vintage: 2020

Vol: 12.5 %

RS: 0 g/L

S02:  mg/L

Total Production: 3,300 bottles

Grape: 55% Sémillon, 35% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Sauvignon Gris

Vine Age:  years

Soils: Sand (Peyron) & Gravel (Bouché)

Vegan: Yes

Allergens: None

Closure: Cork + Foil

Drinking Window: 3 - 4 years

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 in shallow boxes between 25-31 August 2020. A blend of old vine Sémillon and Sauvignon Gris from Gravelly Bouché and Sauvignon Blanc from sandy-soiled Peyron. Slow pressing then settling for 24 hours at 12°C before barreling into 500L gently-toasted second-fill barrels for half and into sandstone amphoras for the other half. Natural yeast fermentation and malolactic with gentle stirring on lees. Unfined, unfiltered and bottled in december 2021

Cazebonne, Le Grand Vin Graves Blanc 2020

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