Chateau Le Puy Barthelemy 2012, Biodynamic Claret, Old School, Authentic flavour of pre-war right bank Claret, rich yet with outstanding freshness. Barthelemy is named after their family’s ancestor who expanded the vineyard in 1832. It is seriously good, much richer than the Grand Vin and rounder, with layers of flavour and sweet fruit that just keep going on and on. I tasted it in the Loire Valley at a tasting of Biodynamic wine producers and was blown away by the richness and texture of the wine. The fruit comes from a plot of vines known as Les Rocs and once in barrel the wine is dynamised (stirred) every day for two years, using the lees – the soul of the wine – to enrich it and imbue it with a deep core of minerality. This is a tremendus wine to cellar and will likely age decades if you so desire but pretty amazing to pull out on Xmas day now as well!
|Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
|Chateau Le Puy
|Bordeaux, Cotes de Francs,France
|Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Merlot
|10% Clay silt with clay limestone substrate65% clay silt limestone with limestone substrate25% clay limestone
|24 months in barriques
|Blue Cheese, Red Meat, Rich Sauces