Chateau le Puy 2010 Barthelemy, Bordeaux AOC

Chateau le Puy 2010 Barthelemy, Bordeaux AOC

Item Number: 10131

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub Region: Bordeaux
Appellation/AVA: Bordeaux AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Les Rocs
Vintage: 2010
Grape(s): 85% Merlot / 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Limestone

A wine of more limited production (approximately 15,000 bottles per year), this cuvée, 85% Merlot plus 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, is sourced from a single vineyard site known as Les Rocs on a plateau with a deep limestone bedrock. The wine spends 24 months in 228-liter barrels (less than 10% new) with no addition of SO2 at any stage of the elevage. Barthélemy is a more dense and mysterious wine than its companion with a deeper robe and more firm structure. There is resemblance here to the finest old wines of its neighbors to the west in the best districts of Saint-Émilion and Pomerol.