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Bordeaux Post-Modern

Diverse 19th-century vines for a 21st-century climate

top photo courtesy of Château de la Vieille Chapelle

Pre-phylloxera vines along the Dordogne River near Fronsac at the Château de la Vieille Chapelle.

Frédéric Mallier grows biodynamic bouchalès, his vines planted sometime before phylloxera hit Bordeaux. He makes the wine in a shed attached to the 11th-century stone chapel he and his Bordelaise wife, Fabienne, run as an inn. The Vieille Chapelle 2016 Bouchalès is a…

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This story appears in the print issue of April 2019.
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