Château La Mothe du Barry
La Cuve à mon Loup
Bordeaux - 2019
ALC/VOL - 14.5%
Challenged by Manu and Mon Loup ( 2 of the best when it comes to making me ask myself all the right questions), I decided to try something completely different – making a sulfite-free wine. This was an out-of-the-way move for me, belonging as I do to a rather conservative line of winegrowers (ninth generations!). I learned a lot over those few months and, in particular, realised that I enjoyed working differently, daring to go off the beaten track and take up the challenge of the supposedly impossible.
Despite my many doubts and concerns at the outset, the resulting wine surpassed my expectations. Strange as it may seem to say so, these doubts and worries gave rise to the name of this wine, for when I came home tired and pessimistic about the outcome of the experience, it was my life Sandrine ( my nickname for her is « mon Loup ») who bolstered me and encouraged me to continue.
With this wine, I aim to enable my terroir to express itself as fully and simply as possible.