Chateau le Puy 2020 'Emilien' Vin de France (Francs Cotes de Bordeaux)

Item Number: 20036

UPC: 0-811644011846

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub Region: Right Bank
Appellation/AVA: Vin de France
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): 85% Merlot / 14% Cabernet Sauvignon / 1% Carmènere
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic

Le Puy’s main-production wine ‘Emilien’ is comprised of 85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Carmenère. After spontaneous fermentation in cement vats, it is transferred to 50-hectoliter foudres for one year, then to old 225-liter barriques for an additional year, before being bottled without fining or filtering. There is a harmony of elements in the wines of Le Puy—a weaving together of acid, fruit, tannin, mineral and earth—that is spellbinding. The ‘Emilien’ offers a succulence of sappy red fruit as well as a driving, tunneling palate of remarkable energy. A subtle but irresistible umami pervades the palate and grounds some of the wine’s higher tones with its savory pull.