In 2000, under the guidance of an internationally renowned oenologist, the cellars of the Petit Puch castle have been completely rebuilt with a view to optimal quality research.
The raisin is defined by plot at the best possible maturity, avoiding over-maturation which is detrimental to the finesse of the aromas.
It is loaded into the vats respecting the topography of these plots in order to allow good traceability, a guarantee of long-lasting quality.
The fermentation tanks are made of stainless steel, small capacity and thermo-regulated. The alcoholic fermentation is done in open vats, under temperature control, with punching down morning and evening. The pigeage is a manual mixing of the marc and the must which allows the smoothest extraction of the tannins, the fruit and the aromas of the grape.
After the alcoholic fermentation the wine is withdrawn and the marc pressed. The Château du Petit Puch uses a small vertical cage press which limits astringency and the herbaceous taste gives high quality press wines. They will then serve to assemble the final vintages.
During the alcoholic fermentation which is the transformation of natural sugar into alcohol, it was necessary to prevent the temperature from rising too high so as not to destroy the natural fermentation yeasts.
Conversely, the second fermentation, the malolactic which is a natural biological deacidification of wine must be conducted under a minimum temperature. It is conducted in vats and gives the new wine its mellow and fleshy.
After one or more rackings to remove the lees, the wine is barreled, ie put into barrels during the winter. It stays twelve months in oak barrels renewed by thirds to be finally blended and prepared for bottling.
The cellars of the Petit Puch castle, housed in buildings from the 14th and 15th century incorporate the most advanced oenological techniques and are subject to a drastic hygiene control.
It is this quality chain managed by a passionate team that produces a powerful wine, well balanced, velvety and long in the mouth, a pleasure to taste.
Varietals 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon & Franc
In 1970, Jacques Demonchaux acquired this beautiful estate and endeavored to restore it to its splendor and economic balance.
He is joined by his wife Alice Demonchaux, responsible for marketing, and their son Aurélien, responsible for production. Alice is developing the commercial activity spread over France and the main importing countries.
Aurélien takes care of the vineyard and the vinification and ensures the qualitative development of the wines.
In order to ensure continuity, the family company EARL CHÂTEAU PIERRAIL was created and has been in business since 1996. The 250 hectare estate currently has 90 hectares of vines on the best slopes.
Cuvée Spéciale Réserve, 100% Merlot, aged for 24 months in French oak barrels.
The Coteaux de la Fonchotte Cuvée, Rreserve from Ccastle Pierrail, is a 100% Merlot wine, from the RCP best part of the estate's hillside, facing south-east, on a 40-year-old plot.
RED LAMB 2021 House Baron Philippe de ROTHSCHILD
This wine bears the Bordeaux label of origin. That is to say that Agneau Réserve comes mainly from parcels rigorously selected on the appellations of the Côtes: between Dordogne and Garonne, the 1eras Côtes de Bordeaux. On the Gironde, right bank, Côtes de Blaye and Côtes de Bourg. On the right bank of the Dordogne, Côtes de Castillon and Côtes de Francs.
Flanks of clay-limestone slopes enjoying a remarkable exposure, limestone plateaus covered with clay layers mixed with the grave.
Château CAP SAINT MARTIN CUVEE PRESTIGE 2019 75CL
AOC BLAYE COTES DE BORDEAUX.
Château Cap Saint-Martin, in AOC Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux, is located 50 km north of Bordeaux and 2 km north-east of the town of Blaye, known for its beautiful VAUBAN citadel, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
Its vineyard extends over the communes of Saint-Martin Lacaussade and Cars renowned for their clay-limestone soil.
From his beautiful bourgeois residence, one can contemplate the Gironde estuary, an imposing body of water regulating the climate, and see the Médoc and more precisely the prestigious vineyards of Saint-Julien and Pauillac.
Béatrice and Pierre ARDOIN are currently at the head of this domain of about twenty hectares of vines.
Château La Rame 2020 75cl
Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet
The Armand family has always focused on producing Great Wines. It is a passion so consuming that it becomes the center of interest of an entire family, the main subject of conversation. This is how the transmission of know-how acquired over the years is naturally passed down between generations. Now Angélique & Grégoire ARMAND, Yves' children, are owners of Château La Rame & Château La Caussade. With the help of their father, they continue the history of these two properties.