Around 13 years ago I remember trying my first Bio-dynamic wines and being unimpressed. Too often they could be overpowering and lacked the varietal characteristics I expected.
Now however, the 'science' of Bio-dynamic viticulture has developed and Bio convert Thierry Valette has found the right balance in his Côtes de Castillon location near Bordeaux and created some truly excellent wines.
Cuvée Pervanche is Thierry's second wine and a fantastic blend of Merlot & Cabernet Franc that I think typifies a new era in Bordeaux wines that are approachable, affordable and enjoyable.
Ripe plum and vanilla on the nose with luscious cherries and blackcurrants to follow. Long mellow finish just begging for another sip.