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Staff Pick

Bergerac Rouge, Ch. le Payral - 2016

Item # 23782 750mL
$12.99/ Single Bottle
$155.88 $140.29/ Case of 12
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Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

Located in the little village of Razac de Saussignac (about 5 kilometers west of Saussignac), Château Le Payral is a small family-owned property, run by Thierry and Isabelle Daulhiac. This red made from 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet is dark-berried, ripe, pulpy, and all-together delicious.

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Staff Pick Notes

With only 14% of the total production exported, you should always explore Bergerac wines. They are a great value and a good representation of terroir. Chateau le Payral has been in the Thierry family for six generations, and is now operated by Thierry and Isabelle Daulhiac. They have been organic since 2005 and work the soil using biodynamic principles. This is a great pick for the Merlot lover. The palate is earthy with a good deal of dark fruit. The rustic nature of this wine is friendly, as it somehow feels elegant and warm. Great as an aperitif and with any type of light dinner.

- MB

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