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Beautiful bright purple colour. An initially delicate and subtle nose evolves towards notes of redcurrant and blackcurrant. Its gradually enveloping palate takes you through blackcurrant and fig notes, then plums and very ripe strawberries. Delicate hints of liquorice and grenadine lend length and silkiness to its finish.
Barthélemy is produced from a geologically unique plot called "Les Rocs. This wine is obtained from natural vinification by infusion.
It is aged for at least two years in used barrels, by dynamisation according to lunar cycles and without the addition of sulphur dioxide or other compounds. The wine is then bottled without filtration.
Owned by the Amoreau family since 1610, Château Le Puy overlooks the Dordogne valley on the same geological plateau as Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, 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. The soil type varies but is principally a mix of clay, silex and limestone, with very high acidity levels. The average age of the vines is 50 years and no synthetic treatments have ever been used at the estate, which is certified biodynamic. Harvest is manual, the grapes are entirely destemmed and the cuvaison is long, continuing for two to four weeks. The “elevage” of the Le Puy wines is done according to the lunar rhythm. The wines are neither fine nor filtered before bottling. Jean-Pierre Amoreau and his son, Pascal, oversee the vineyards and vinification.
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