Discover the Château Le Puy wines!
Monday 2nd December 2019
from 11:00 am
Château Le Puy is a unique vineyard: a rough diamond on an exceptional terroir.
Set on the same rocky plateau as Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, in the valley formerly named ‘Miracle Hills’ from the superb wines produced there, this vineyard overlooks the magnificent Dordogne region.
The bulk of the current Château was built at the early Seventeenth and the Amoreau family settled there from 1832. Thus far, the fifth generation of this family perpetuates the tradition: elaborating exceptionally delicate wines with an intense terroir typicity.
This vineyard occupies 126 acres, with complex soils on a rocky area, mainly clay-silt-limestone, clay-silt and clay-limestone. And with a Merlot (85%), Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Carmenère encépagement – Sémillon for the few white wines – the vineyard is 50 years old in average and produces nectars with a very low yield of less than 30 hl/ha.
The Amoreau family has always used avant-gardist method: they never use chemical inputs or phytosanitary products, follow the rules of a biodynamic agriculture from the 80s and never add Sulphur while caring grapevines, working at the cellar and during fermentation, even sometimes during the bottling.
Château Le Puy produces several wines which all are signed “original expression of the terroir”. For the whites: Marie Cécile ; the dessert ones: Marie Elisa ; the rosé: Rose Marie ; the reds: Emilien, Barthélemy, Retour des Îles and Blaise Albert.
La Chassagnette is thrilled to welcome Mr Amoreau and his wines in the Camargue for an exceptional day about Château Le Puy wines.
Program of the day
11:00 - Welcome of participants
12:00 - Alcohol-free aperitif and presentation of the menu by the Chefs and the Amoreau family
12:30 - Food & wine pairing menu elaborated by the chef Armand, his team and Jean-Pierre Amoreau
5-Note menu with wine pairing