Château Pimpine is the second wine from one of Bordeaux’s benchmark biodynamic estates, Château Le Puy. Like its parent estate, Château Pimpine is located in Saint-Cibard on the Right Bank and shares the same dynamic soils of clay, flint and limestone that create the backbone for some of Bordeaux’s most prized vines.
Château Pimpine’s charmed vineyards sit on the same rocky plateau as Saint-Emilion and Pomerol at 110 meters above sea level with a view Dordogne Valley below. The area was formerly nicknamed ‘Miracle Hills’ on account of the superb wines produced. The bulk of the current Chateau was built in 1832, but the oldest sections of the estate date back to the early seventeenth century.
The winemaking is done by Jean-Pierre Amoreau and his son Pascal, who keep everything biodynamic and yield very traditionally styled wines that hearken back to a more balanced time in Bordeaux’s viticulture. The wines are created without any added sulfites, sugars or yeast during the fermentation process. Work in the winery is done according to the lunar calendar. Wines are not fined or filtered.
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