Chateau Le Puy, Francs Cote de Bordeaux Cuvee Emilien, 2016

$50.99
Available for Same Day Delivery (or Pickup) in Manhattan.

85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère from clay and limestone soils over the limestone plateau (famous in St. Emilion and Pomerol). It has the texture and definition of limestone, the richness of the clay and the fruit purity of a wine that spends a year in 5,000L foudres before a year in 228L barrel (all old).

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Chateau Le Puy

Le Puy has a good story: it's been continuously run by the Amoreau family since the 1600s, with pristine vineyards that have never once been sprayed by chemicals. The winemaking and viticulture have changed very little over the centuries, which frames Le Puy as a sort of proto-natural producer with a distinctly different tradition from the more modern "traditional" Bordeaux estates.

That's just the kind of producer story we love, and unsurprisingly the wines have taken off here since being picked up by the venerable Neal Rosenthal about three years ago.

Of course, it helps that the wines themselves are truly unique, and also that they are so good.

Details

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Bordeaux

  • Vintage

    2016

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Natural

  • Pair With

    Drink With Poultry , Drink With Red Meat

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied