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Hécate, 2018

By Barouillet

  • Appellation: Pécharmant
  • Region: South West
  • Country: France
  • Colour: Red
  • Grape Varieties:
  • Soil type: Silex
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak, Stainless Steel
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • No added sulphites.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 7 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:Alcohol: 13.5% Bottle size:75cl Average age of vines: 40 years Gentle maceration, infusion for 3 to 4 weeks. Aging in 600 liter barrels of 2 to 3 wines for 12 months then solidifying in stainless steel vats for 4 months. Both the aging and the vinification are So2-free. Complex nose with a wide aromatic palette, ranging from ripe fruit to roasted aromas tinged with a subtle note of chocolate. The ample mouth remains faithful to the nose, with supple tannins. It is dominated by black cherry and liquorice, the finish is underlined by its flint terroir with a touch of freshness that calls for a new sip.

About Barouillet

South West, France

Château Barouillet has been owned by the family for 8 generations, our research couldn’t go any further back as some transmissions were made by women and therefore names changed due to marriage. Nonetheless it is sure that the winery has existed for a very long time and our ancestors have loved and pampered this land.

We make the wine the same way we work in the vines: respecting the raw material (grapes and wine), using a lifting conveyor, and an inflatable winepress with a closed cage and soft central drains for the harvest.

We also want to limit as much as possible the additives, the only one that I authorize is SO2 in a homeopathic way, so we adopt an impeccable hygiene in the winery. It is risky not to use selected yeasts but it is also a proof of the originality of the land and initial characteristics that makes our appellations. The wines are not filtered for the vast majority. As with the vine, we adapt to each wine according to its terroir its vintage and its destiny.