FREE DELIVERY FROM 6 BOTTLES

UPLOAD THE FULL PRICE LIST HERE

This section doesn’t currently include any content. Add content to this section using the sidebar.

Image caption appears here

Add your deal, information or promotional text

Bordeaux

Château Le Puy

Saint-Emilion

The Domain

​​Owned by the Amoreau family since 1610, Château Le Puy overlooks the Dordogne valley on the same geological plateau as Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, once called the ‘Plateau of Wonders’. The Château was originally built at the beginning of the 17th century and later extended in 1832 by Barthélémy Amoreau. Located at the top of the same clay and fossil-rich limestone plateau as Saint-Emilion, overlooking the districts of Pomerol and Saint-Emilion, le Puy dominates the Dordogne Valley. At an altitude of 107m, it is the second highest geodesic point of the Gironde department. This position lent its name to the site as of Roman times ; le Puy means a high place, a podium or mountain peak.
 

The Style

There are 35 hectares of vines spread over three plots with soils made of clay, limestone and silica. It’s quite common to find some sharpened flints between the vines as some parts used to be battlefields in medieval times. The soil type varies but is principally a mix of clay, silex and limestone, with very high acidity levels. The average age of the vines is 50 years and no synthetic treatments have ever been used at the estate, which is certified biodynamic. Harvest is manual, the grapes are entirely destemmed and the cuvaison is long, continuing for two to four weeks. The “elevage” of the Le Puy wines is done according to the lunar rhythm. The wines are neither fine nor filtered before bottling. Jean-Pierre Amoreau and his son, Pascal, oversee the vineyards and vinification.

    Le Puy
    Le Puy

    AT A GLANCE

    Château Le Puy

    REGION OF PRODUCTION

    Bordeaux - France

    APPELLATION

    Saint-Emilion

    FOUNDED

    1605

    VINEYARD

    35 ha

    CLIMATE

    Oceanic climate

    SOIL COMPOSITION

    Clay, Limestone and Silica

    VARIETIES GROWN

    Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere

    AGRICULTURE

    Ecocert (organic agriculture) and Demeter (biodynamics) accreditation

    Toward the end of cobalt treatments

    Search