Saturday, August 9, 2014

Château Falfas

Veronique Cochran and her late husband John Cochran visiting Vineyard Gate in 2007. They were one of the earliest to practice biodynamic viticulture in Bordeaux, when they took over the ancient estate of Château Falfas in the Côtes de Bourg in 1988. The vineyards lie on southfacing hillside slopes with a limestone asterie bedrock, longtime recognized as one of the best for grape growing. Vines are quite old, averaging 35 years, with some over 75 years, used for the flagship wine, Le Chevalier.

In the cellar Falfas' work is unmanipulated: fermenting with indigenous yeasts, never adding anything extraneous, not chaptalizing, and bottling unfiltered.

Château Falfas is a source for true Bordeaux.

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