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Château du Puy Bonnet

The Experience

Drink When...
On another planet
Listen To...
Satellite of Love by Lou Reed
Think About...
Moving to the outskirts
Drink With...
Roast beef or lamb with all the trimmings

The Oddbins Take

Lou Reed once sang of a satellite of love and that is how we feel about the St. Emilion satellite appellations. You can get great quality wines at a fraction of the cost, which is a cosmic combination! So take a trip away from earth’s gravitational pull and launch into orbit with this satellite wine from Bordeaux – but what does lunar life taste like? Well… we’re happy to report, Houston, that it is supple, velvety and dripping with cassis so concentrated it can only be extra-terrestrial.

The Vital Statistics

Country
France
Region
Montagne-Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux
Vintage
2012
Drink
Can Be Drunk Now - Will Evolve Over the Next 6 Years
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
1.9 g/l
14.5%
Alcohol Units
11

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The Style

Grape
Merlot (85%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%), Cabernet Franc (5%)
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet
Château du Puy Bonnet French Red Wine 2013

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This ancient vineyard dates back to the XVth century and is located on a calcareous-clay hillside a few kilometres north-east of Saint-Emilion and has very similar soil and geology. Its highly prized location, along with careful winemaking, makes it one of the top wines of the Saint-Emilion satellite appellations.

Meticulous viticultural techniques are implemented in the vineyard to enhance the quality of the grapes, including increasing leaf surface area, canopy management and yield control when necessary, plus sustainable plant protection.

Château du Puy Bonnet uses cold pre-fermentation maceration for certain batches. The grapes are removed from the tanks manually in tubs and transported on a gravity-controlled conveyor belt to the press. A proportion of the wine is aged on its lees for topping up the barrels.

Initially supple and fruity on the palate, it has silky tannins and good length. Already drinking very well now, Château du Puy Bonnet is showing excellent cellaring potential and will drink well over the next five to eight years.


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