Chateau le Puy - Marie Cecile - white - 2017 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
“A 100% Semillon white, vinified and matured with reference to the lunar calendar in traditional oak barrels. A fine example of a natural dry white, with no added sulphites. Marie-Cécile is enviably endowed: a sparkling golden robe, a fruity nose with notes of pears and exotic flowers, and a full-bodied palate. The attack us supple, the structure precise and the finish long with a touch of minerality. Best consumed within two hours of opening the bottle, or else the wine will react with the air and lose some of its elegance. Marie-Cécile is a wine to be enjoyed young, an ideal partner for seafood, cheeses with parsley rinds, sheep’s tommes and other strong, complex cheeses. A pure, delicate indulgence.” Chateau Le Puy
Set on the same rocky plateau as Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, overlooking the magnificent Dordogne valley, the area was formerly nicknamed ‘Miracle Hills’ on account of the superb wines produced here. The vineyard of Château le Puy is the second-highest point in the Gironde department. The bulk of the current Château was built in 1832 by our ancestor Barthélemy Amoreau, but the oldest sections date from the early seventeenth century.
A scattering of brick and mud-walled ruins overlook the last traces of a Gallo-Roman settlement, while these hills were also the site of a prehistoric stone tool-cutting centre: flints are still occasionally unearthed today. Building for the twenty-first century and beyond, a new program of renovation works is underway, reconciling history and modernity to preserve and promote the traditions which have been passed down from generation to generation.
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
Grapes: 100% Semillon
Production: Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Region: Bordeaux, Cotes de Francs, France
Wine Type: Dry White Wine