A dark ruby core with aromas of black cherries, blueberries, pepper, and licorice. Full-bodied on the palate with silky yet firm tannin and medium acidity. Plenty of blackberry, black respberry, and plum notes. A juicy, beautifully structured wine that will be a wonderful companion to many hearty dishes.
After Champagne, we headed to Montagne-Saint-Émilion in the famed Bordeaux region to meet up with Pierre Bernault and Violène Lagarde at Château Beauséjour, one of our first and favorite French wineries in our collection. This is the magical place where our Petite Robe is produced!
We first met Violène back in July 2017 on her second day working with Pierre at the Chateau. Violène is an amazing winemaker and photographer – her love for life can be felt and seen in both her wine and her photos.
On our first visit, Violène cooked for us a vegan feast! The combination of her own plant-based eating lifestyle and her talented hands made for a delicious dinner. This time, we had yet another evening of elegant wines and warm conversations. If you’re interested in the details, we enjoyed the 2012 and 2014 Petite Robe, along with the Charme 2014 and 2016. The most beautiful part about experiencing natural wines is being able to taste the differences in the years – no two are alike because every harvest is different!
Pierre’s wines are truly top-notch. He is very proud of every bottle he produces and aims for perfection. For instance, the Petite Robe is not fined or filtered at all, and it ages at least five to seven years before it is bottled. We’re hoping to introduce one of his younger wines to the Vegan Wines portfolio in 2020, so stay tuned!
Chateau Beausejour use organic practices when producing their wines.
Château Beauséjour, created from this outstanding terroir, has now become one of the greatest Bordeaux wines.
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Varietal: Red Blend
Appellation: Montagne St Emilion, France