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Chateau Le Puy Marie Cecile 2016

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One Line Description Marie Cecile Chateau Le Puy, 100% Semillon, Biodynamic Vineyard, Zero added sulphur, rich luscious, golden and delicious white wine.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country France French
Region Bordeaux, Cotes de Francs,France
Producer Chateau Le Puy
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Semillon
Alcohol 12% abv
Total Sulphur Level 10 mg/l
Maturation short refinement in old oak barrels
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Production Detail Biodynamic
Special Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan
Decanter Specialist Organic Wine Retailer 2017 Winner
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Marie Cecile Chateau Le Puy, 100% Semillon, Biodynamic Vineyard, Zero added sulphur, rich luscious, golden and delicious white wine. Marie Cecile is outstanding white Bordeaux, gorgeous, tantalising, unique drinking, i can't find enough adjectives to describe how delicious this wine is......buy some and some and try it, if it speaks to you, you will never want to drink another white wine again!


Owned by the Amoreau family since 1610, Château Le Puy overlooks the Dordogne valley on the same geological plateau as Saint-Emilion and Pommerol, 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. 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. There vines are 85% of Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% of very old vines of Carménère. There is also a small patch of old vines of Semillon from where they make their delicious un-sulphured white Marie Cecile. The current crop of family wine makers, Jean-Pierre, Françoise and Pascal are the 15th generation and winemaking methods have barely changed in all that time meaning that Chateau Le Puy Claret has a taste reminiscent of the 1940's and 1950's (so i am told) truly reflecting the terroir, the moderate climate and the finesse of the grapes varieties. They work using biodynamic principles, no chemicals, low yields, no yeasting nor chaptalization, long ageing and very low added sulphites if any. These are rare bottles in Bordeaux, not trying to impress wine critics or grab headlines, not trying to fetch mind boggling prices on the international markets (although the older they get, the pricier they become) and not trying to express anything other than what they can produce in their vineyard. They are bottles of Bordeaux that made me like Bordeaux again and although i have rarely tasted the very old vintages, i know these wines age majestically.

A wine maker according to Jean Pierre Amoreau....


‘Being a wine grower is being an artist with method, audacious with reflection, enthusiast with meditation, ardent with patience, stubborn with imagination, thrifty with generosity.’ COOL!


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