Chateau le Puy - Emilien - red - 2016 - 750 ml
WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
“The robe is garnet red, with hints of ruby in the younger wines and a touch of orange in the older vintages, with a diaphanous onion-skin finesse to the oldest bottles. The nose is fruity, with ripe red fruit aromas dominated by blackcurrant and redcurrant, accented with roasted almond notes and occasional hints of mushrooms and undergrowth. The palate is well-rounded, full-bodied and precise, with velvety tannins paving the way for a finish is long and enjoyably complex. A wine of great finesse, with smooth tannins in its youth but also the potential to age and grow for several decades, revealing the full depth and character of this prestigious terroir.
A wine blessed with superb longevity, which will serve as a perfect partner for traditional rustic dishes and delicate, complex cuisine alike. A small miracle of elegance and refinement.” Château Le Puy
Set on the same rocky plateau as Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, overlooking the magnificent Dordogne valley, the vineyard of Château le Puy is the second-highest point in the Gironde department.
Surface Area: 51 hectares in three separate plots located on the same rocky plateau.
Terroir:10% clay-silt with clay-limestone substrate, 65% clay-silt-limestone with limestone substrate, 25% clay-limestone
Grape:85% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec, 1% Carmenère