In the eyes of many visitors, the amphorae of Château de Birazel are the pearls of the winery. Airy and majestic, these 750-litre clay jars welcome them under a soft but spectacular light.
ROMANE 2020 takes its first steps into the world under great applause. During the past months its tasting has provoked appreciative nods and intrigued smiles from prominent Bordeaux wine specialists.
The first step in a finely tuned process is always crucial. Sorting the grapes is the starting point of the winemaking process, from which the quality of the wine is determined.
If there is one subject that is not up for debate at Château de Birazel, it is that of tractors. First-rate Bavarian manufacturer Fendt was an obvious choice.
I come from Belgium, more precisely from a small village between the cities of Louvain and Antwerp. I started my professional career in the retail sector in Brussels.
Wine lovers instinctively serve rosé cooler than white wine, but a little less cold than Champagne, which some may even enjoy chilled.
We are aware of the impact of agricultural and winemaking activities on the ecosystem. This is why we are aiming for the most demanding certification in terms of eco-responsible practices: the HVE3 label.
The Boeckx family and the Château de Birazel team attach decisive importance to the respect of the environment, and the sound management of natural resources, especially water.
To work vineyards means to know every grape, the soil from which it draws its character and vigour, the age and origin of its vine.
Saint-Hilaire-de-la-Noaille. Below the château de Birazel, a small brook takes its source at the hollow of a vale modelled in a limestone and molasse bedrock.
I met the former owner of the vineyards, Mr Berger, on the occasion of a technical seminar on the integral winemaking method, organized at a cooper’s I was advising.
On the Estate of Château de Birazel, his speech is golden. Prominent “field oenologist” Jean-Philippe Fort has brought his technical expertise, scientific rigor and knowledge of the terroir.