Old Vines Spotlight: Pre-Phylloxera 1860 vines at Château de la Vieille Chapelle - December 2021
"What is certain is that Mallier is somebody who is not interested in easy answers." (Jane Anson, Dec 2021)
Jane Anson has lived in Bordeaux since 2003 and is one of the most accomplished and infomed about Bordeaux wines. She visited la Vieille Chapelle last summer and we shared hours in the vineyard, talking agronomy, wine making and what's next .... Great time ! Thank you for her time and this article. ... Read moreLink title
Taste Buds & Pupils - Nov 8, 2021
We had the pleasure of welcoming Anne Lataillade who shares recipes, favorites, trips and reports on her blog.
... "It's atypical, surprising, very interesting. Frédéric is passionate about his work, about wines, about organic farming. We learn a lot by listening to him. If you pass in the area, do not hesitate You don't have to stop. And best of all, if you want to see the tidal bore, the place is awesome. "...Link title
FORBES Magazine - Oct 2021
We had the pleasure of welcoming Tom Mullen to the Vieille Chapelle in October 2021. Here is what he writes about his tasting of our wines:
"Fronsac - Right Bank Bordeaux - Château de La Vieille Chapelle. Bouchàles. 2019. 92 - 93 points.
Biodynamic producer Frédéric Mallier (and his wife Fabienne and children) produce Semillon white wine and red blends on the banks of the Dordogne River near Fronsac. However they also produce this pre-phylloxera jewel of a wine made primarily from the grape Bouchàles. On three quarters of an acre (3 hectares) grow Bouchalès and other ancient varieties that were not ravaged by the phylloxera aphid during the 19th century (due to flooding) —including the grapes Marcin and Peloursin. Unfined, unfiltered, fermented with natural yeast — this wispy wine includes only 11% alcohol. Aromas of charcoal and toasted sesame, with a fresh taste that includes bright acidity. Light and energetic, with a lingering finish. Different and pleasing. "
Tom Mullen - FORBES - Contributor / Oct 31, 2021
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We had the pleasure of welcoming Tom Mullen to the Old Chapel in October 2021.
Gueuleton - May 2021 - When will I see you again, forgotten grape variety
A walk in the history of the old forgotten grape varieties of the South-West ... How did we get there ...? responses to global warming and tastes that have become too standard?Gueuleton - May 2021 - When will I see you again, forgotten grape variety
The Wines of France review - 13.01.2021 by Karine Valentin
An article presenting the unexpected wines of the South West and Bordeaux not to be missed at the Salon Millésime Bio.
The Hachette Wine Guide - 2018
The Hachette des Vins Guide has listed our vineyard and the “Grands Blancs (Réserve) 2015” wine.
Land of Wines
Terre de Vins wrote an article on the Wine Mosaic association which was present during the Vinisud 2016 event. Their objective is to make known the forgotten or almost disappeared grape varieties. Thus, Le Château de la Vieille Chapelle has been described as an example of diversity.
Decanter - November 2010
“Rich purple color, good coffee and blackcurrant on the nose and palate. A little over-extraction, but another year in barrel should smooth it out. Potential. 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc. "