Grape(s): Merlot 85% Cabernet Sauvignon 7% Cabernet Franc 6% Malbec 1% Carménère 1%
Localization: Bordeaux, France
Tasting Notes: Its approach is silky from the fine tannins and it bears a color of garnet red with a hint of ruby. A seductive wine of great elegance.
Notes: Fermented spontaneously using low-intervention
The Domain: Le Puy lies on 54 hectares in three parcels, on the same rock plateau as Pomerol and Saint-Emilion, a place known in ancient times as “The Plateau of the Wonders” because of the excellence of its wines. Our vines are 50 years old on average with a majority of Merlot (85%). Viticulture is biodynamic and special care keeps on all along the wine-making process : neither yeasting nor chaptalisation are used. Our cuvée “Emilien” is matured and fined in seasoned casks and oak barrels for 24 months. Our sulphur-free wines Barthelemy, Rose Marie and Marie Cecile are raised by stirring without addition of sulfites and matured in seasoned barrels made of fine-grain oak. The maturing period varies from one cuvee and can take up to 24 months. They are “dynamised” regularly according to the lunar calendar and their specific needs, defined by in-house oenologists Pascal and Jean Pierre Amoreau.
Buy 6 bottles of regularly priced (not on sale) wines and receive 5% off.
Buy 12 and receive 10% off.
Email sale wines do not combine nor count towards the above discount.
We would consider all wine to be "Natural". The term "Natural Wine" has the connotation of lacking a touch with nature. The winegrowers we champion are those who are farmers first. They seek to capture the uniqueness of the site (terroir) in the purest way possible. The product is as pure as possible and without wine-making flaws (brettanomyces, mercaptans, volatile acidity, etc.
Raw, in this case, we define as realistic and not manipulated. The winemakers use the least amount of intervention as possible. Wine should be made in the vineyard, not the cellar. The winemaker's job is to get the wine into the bottle in the purest form possible. There are additives that go into making wine, some are essential and some are not. Wines in this category do not have extra additives. They are free of added sulfur, or have the most minimal amounts possible in order to provide shelf stability for the consumer to experience the wine as the winemaker intended it to be.