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Winemaker: Jean-Baptiste Duquesne

AOC: Graves

Vintage: 2020

Vol: 12.6 %

RS: 0 g/L

Total Production: 3,239 bottles

Grape: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vine Age:  years

Soils: Pleistocene Galets (Cazebonne)

Vegan: Yes

Allergens: None

Closure: Cork + Foil

Drinking Window: 3 - 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...


Viticulture and Vinification: Small box hand-harvested Cabernet Sauvignon from a single parcel of alluvial galets on the plateau of Cazebonne, formed in lower-middle Pleistocene. Gravel and pebbles are exposed on the plots. Stainless steel fermentation then racked to terracotta amphorae for 5 months.

Les Galets de Cazebonne, Graves Rouge 2020

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