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Winemaker: Jean-Baptiste Duquesne

AOC: Graves

Vintage: 2019

Vol: 13 %

RS: 0 g/L

S02: 30 mg/L

Total Production: 10,000 bottles

Grape: 65% Merlot, 35% Cab-Sav

Vine Age:  years

Soils: Galets (Cazebonne) and Starfish limestone (Darche)

Vegan: Yes

Allergens: None

Closure: Cork + Foil

Drinking Window: 4 - 6 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 small boxes between September 16th and October 4th. A blend of two terroirs: Galets (Cazebonne) and Starfish limestone (Darche). Stainless steel indigenous yeast fermentation without SO2. 11 months in 500L bariques from 4 different cooperages. Fined, unfiltered and low levels of volcanic sulfur added at bottling on 15/10/20.

Cazebonne, Le Grand Vin Graves Rouge 2019

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