Chateau Le Puy, Duc Des Nauves
Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle size: 75cl
Viticulture: ORGANIC/ BYODINAMIC, NATURAL
Winemaking: One year in concrete
Fresh black fruits and plums with soft tannins and balanced acidity. Good drink now or after 5 years. A wine for Sunday roast.
About the producer: Le Puy has a long history in Bordeaux, dating back to the early 17th century. Located on the Right Bank, near Saint-Emilion, they follow the traditions of the area by using a greater portion of Merlot in their wines. However, the ‘classicism’ stops there. In opposition to the overwhelming norm of the area, some of their wines use no oak at all, and the vineyards are fully biodynamic. There is minimal sulfur use, but the wines retain incredible longevity. Now farmed by the 15th generation, this estate can be considered quietly iconic.