Château le Puy
Retour des Îles - 2015 - Pascal Amoreau
In the purest sense, this wine is the encapsulation of a dream, a moment of philosophy, an invitation to take a voyage... A garnet robe, and a powerful nose of red fruits. A perfectly balanced palate, round and full-bodied, with flesh and length. This wine is ready to be enjoyed today, but also has wonderful potential for ageing. All in a lovely old-style bottle, wide-based and heavy.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux
- Degree of alcohol
- 14 %
- To drink from
- 2020 to 2035
Created from a vineyard co-planted with 85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Carménère, all from vines cultivated extremely judiciously. The Amoreau family’s approach to vinification is unique: the grapes are placed whole in a cement vat, with a few staves holding the cap down, while the fermenting juice overflows onto a kind of cement ledge where it cools down then naturally returns into the vat; a completely natural form of thermoregulation and oxygenation.
The journey by sea: the casks were loaded onto the schooner Goélette "De Gallant" in La Rochelle. After travelling down the Spanish coast, they made a first stop at the Portuguese island of Madeira. They continued along their way as far as Cape Verde, and then set off across the Atlantic Ocean. Several port calls followed: Barbados, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Martinique... The adventure continued along the coast of Central America, fromMexico to Nicaragua. By then steeped in sea air and beautiful landscapes, they sailed home to Bordeaux. After a year at sea, they’d finally returned to Château Le Puy’s cellars, to be bottled at last.
Pascal Amoreau has inherited quite the daunting legacy – especially since an internationally renowned manga series declared his family’s wine, Château Le Puy - Côtes de Francs, “the drops of God”. The news took the wine world by storm, and soon media from around the globe were descending on this tranquil, ancient château, property of the Amoreau family for more than 600 years. The famous...All wines
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