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2021 Nicolas Barbou Alchimie Passionnelle

2 available
Minimum Bid Per Bottle is $100
France Direct
Expected Arrival:
10 weeks from purchase date
France Direct wines are sourced from individual cellars in France. They ship directly to our Napa warehouse each quarter.
Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

ITEM 9065352 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $100
Item Sold Amount Date
I9045049 2 $100 Sep 10, 2023
I9026785 1 $100 Aug 27, 2023
I9026783 1 $100 Aug 27, 2023
I9007906 3 $100 Aug 20, 2023
I9007904 6 $100 Aug 20, 2023
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Nicolas Barbou

Nicolas Barbou graduated BTS Viti-Oeno in Tour & Licence Sciences la Vigne et du Vin à Dijon IUVV. He comes to wine naturally with his family owning a winery in Touraine Oisly. Aside from his family’s estate, he has gathered experience working extensively in the Loire region and Meursault as well as 6 months in New Zealand at Mahi Wines working with Brian Bicknell. Furthering his training in Burgundy, he became inspired by Jean-Yves Bizot and was able to benefit from Bizot’s tutelage and vision of ‘vines to wines’ from 2020-2021. Utopie Creative, his first solo production, comes from a miniscule 1.5 Hectare plot. Reflecting the respect for the land, minimalistic intervention, and passion for winemaking, Utopie Creative embodies his ‘making better with less’ approach of sustainability for the future. Bid on Nicolas Barbou wines on WineBid today!


France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Oisly

Touraine AOC is a sub-appellation of the Loire Valley, one of France’s largest and most picturesque wine regions. Located around the city of Tours, the region is known as château country because of the many fairy-tale castles located along the Loire River, its tributaries and plains. Touraine was awarded AOC status in 1939 and it includes 13,000 acres and 70 communes. Red, white and rosé wines can be made in this AOC. Red grapes grown in Touraine are Gamay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Pinot Noir. The white wine grapes grown here are Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. Red Touraines are tannic and sometimes fruity. Whites are dry and full-bodied. Wine writer Hugh Johnson notes that the best reds of Touraine “have all the fragrance and charm of Cabernet Franc.”


White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.