About the Producer
Chateau Barreyre is an historic property with an authentic 18th century chateau. The chateau was constructed in 1774 by Nicolas Barreyre, but the cultivation of the vine on the property dates back even further. The Barreyre family is a prominent Bordelais family of bourgeois origin, which may explain why the estate weathered the French Revolution and remains within the family, even until this day. Chateau Barreyre is evidence of just how fine many of Bordeaux's smaller, lesser known estates, called petits chateaux, can be. A 22-acre property with a view of the Gironde and the nearby port of Macau, Chateau Barreyre actually lies within the Medoc. It is in fact quite close to Margaux. Yet, on account of its proximity to the river, Chateau Barreyre is only entitled to the appellation Bordeaux Superieur – a boon to savvy consumers looking for bona fide Bordeaux at an affordable price.
Grape / Blend
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
It displays plenty of berry fruit, good ripe tannins, and a long balanced finish. Succulent with a creamy texture, this is what top quality petit château Bordeaux is all about. It is worth nothing that the yields for this wine are extremely low for Bordeaux Supérieur and lend the wine a concentration not often seen in the category.
Pair with rich cheese and cold cuts. Rich seafood dishes, scallops and cream sauces. Grilled meats and lighter vegetables.
Ian Blackburn Review:
At this price point - I'm looking for solid character, value. I'm going big on this producer... this is my 2nd vintage with this wine. I think you will adore this cheerful claret.
Product size: 750ml