Duc des Nauves, 2016
Ducs des Nauves is the second label of Chateau Le Puy, allowing us to drink this fantastically special wine at a steal. A biodynamic, organic estate that has never used chemicals in over 600 years of winemaking. Its soil is considered the "most alive" in France has an abundance of red clay. Indigenous yeasts, spontaneous fermentation in cement tank. Aged in (very) old barrel. Unfined, unfiltered. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon. Cotes de Bordeaux, France
"The very existence of Chateau Le Puy almost defies belief. In, of all places, Bordeaux—a region that fell especially hard for the oak-and-muscles approach favored by certain critics and point-chasers over the past few decades—there exists a sizable and historic estate that has never made even the slightest concession toward modern winemaking." Chateau Le Puy has been in continuous operation by the Amoreau family since 1610.