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Hannibal Brown GBP 27.50 750ml
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Leon Barral Vin de Pay de l'Herault Blanc 'Biodynamic' 2010

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Didier Barral (grandson of Leon) opened his winery doors in 1993 with a primary objective to produce 100% naturally produced wines, using all the biodynamic principles and ensuring that his cows, horses, mules and pigs were at the centre of the workload. Amongst other 'work obligations' they have, Didier uses them to naturally fertilize his vines (don't be surprised to see a cow sitting in one of Didier's vineyards!)Didier's attitude is to minimise intervention with the natural make-up of the soil. So ploughing is manual and carried out rather less often than you'd expect. And in the winery, only natural yeasts are used to encourage fermentation. Furthermore, absolutely no fining or filtration is carried out so don't be surprised if this wine throws a little sediment in the bottle.This intense, dry white blend has a mix of sherry and honey aromatics and a speck of citrus on the palate. A truly irrisistible wine, full of Didier's crazy character!For more info about Didier Barral, Hannibal has written about him in his JOURNAL.

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  • 2010

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Color: White
Blend: Viognier, Rousanne
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Didier Barral (grandson of Leon) opened his winery doors in 1993 with a primary objective to produce 100% naturally produced wines, using all the biodynamic principles and ensuring that his cows, horses, mules and pigs were at the centre of the workload. Amongst other 'work obligations' they have, Didier uses them to naturally fertilize his vines (don't be surprised to see a cow sitting in one of Didier's vineyards!)Didier's attitude is to minimise intervention with the natural make-up of the soil. So ploughing is manual and carried out rather less often than you'd expect. And in the winery, only natural yeasts are used to encourage fermentation. Furthermore, absolutely no fining or filtration is carried out so don't be surprised if this wine throws a little sediment in the bottle.This intense, dry white blend has a mix of sherry and honey aromatics and a speck of citrus on the palate. A truly irrisistible wine, full of Didier's crazy character!For more info about Didier Barral, Hannibal has written about him in his JOURNAL.

Dietary Information: Organic


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