Chateau Le Puy has been owned and maged by the Amoreau family for fourteen generations and is a true “expression originale du terroir” this magnificent region.
Set on the same rocky plateau as Saint-Emilon and Pomerol, overlooking the magnificent Dordogne valley, the area was formerly nicknamed “Miracle Hills” on account of the superb wines produced here. The vineyard is the second highest point of the Gironde.
Château Le Puy practices “organic” and “biodynamic” viticulture and the wines are oak aged in seasoned casks made of fine grain oak for at least 2 years before bottling.
The average age of the vines is 50 years and around 85% of yield is Merlot, followed by 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc. The Amoreau family has been living and working at the Château for generations and have also been connected to many other professions involved in the creation of wine and previously managed a cooperage. The 13th wine or The Drops of God wine was, in fact, not revealed in the Manga – the series finished by stating that every person has his own Drops of God bottle, as every person’s taste is different. However, in the Japanese TV adaptation of the series, the 13th wine was revealed as Chateau Le Puy 2003.
The fruit of a plot of vines known as “Les Rocs”, planted with 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, the Barthélemy undergoes a long vinification process and the wines are matured in oak barrels for 24 months.
The robe is a deep, enticing purple, while the nose boasts a rich array of aromas, which are seen to evoke a basket of perfectly ripe grapes. The palate is luxurious and complex, balancing great depth of flavour with a silky lightness of touch. The finish is seductive with a hint of mystery, inviting you to plunge further into this entrancing enigma.
Above all, drinking Chateau Le Puy is an emotional experience.