The fruit of the vine plot known as ‘Les Rocs’, planted with 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, the Barthélemy undergoes a long vinification process with no added substances. The wines are matured in oak barrels for 24 months, without technical interventions, optimised with reference to the lunar calendar and with no added sulphur dioxide or other chemical products. They are then bottled without filtration.
Le Puy has been in the Amoreau family since 1610 and overlooks the Dordogne River, on the same geological plateau as Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The vineyards account for 50 hectares of land spread across 3 plots with soils made of clay, limestone and silica. It’s quite common to find some sharpened flints between the vines as battles were waged on these very sites in olden times. They grow old vines of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carménère for the red wines, and only old vines of Sémillon for the white wines. Jean-Pierre and his son Pascal maintain a long family tradition of natural fermentation and long ageing in old barrels, crafting wines of finesse, purity and outstanding ageing potential. Bordeaux as it should be.