Grape Variety: 70% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 8% Mourvedre, 2% Carignan
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level: 15%
Another heavenly wine. A ripe, hedonistic effort that offers lots of minerality, darker fruits, pepper and underbush, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, ripe tannins and a gorgeously pure, seamless texture. It’s already just about impossible to resist, yet given its balance, purity and structure – Robert Parker
Today there are about 115 hectares of grapevines in the vineyard. The estate enjoys a very favorable Mediterranean climate along with soils of clay and limestone
and topped with round pebbles, just like you find in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The grapes are chosen for how well they grow on the land (Syrah and grenache are the most common), and they are cultivated according to sensible methods, without chemical herbicides. The harvest is done by hand when the grapes are at the height of their maturity.
The wine-making process, using vats and wooden barrels depending on the color, keeps the varieties separate to preserve all of their specific attributes. Then, the aging takes place in barrels that meet the criteria that imprint an astonishing uniqueness on the wines of the estate. This is an estate with many special qualities, and the character of the land comes out in the wine, which is a sure sign of the treasure of the truly unique wines of Languedoc. Gault Millau Vin 2009: Remarkable. “Gérard Bru is very ambitious, and he has made major investments to put Puech-Haut at the Zenith of the wines of Languedoc…” Robert Parker: Estate classed among the Best Producers of Languedoc (category ***/**** Good/Excellent) “With the support of the great oenologist Michel Rolland, M. Bru has set as his objective the creation of the best wines of the region.” The wines of Puech Haut which have received a number of distinctions, such as the Rousanne Trophy international distinction make this vineyard one of the shining stars of Languedoc Roussillon.
|Producer||Chateau Puech Haut|
|Classification||Pic Saint Loup|
|Grape Variety||70% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 8% Mourvedre, 2% Carignan|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Robert Parker||91 Points|