Marks and reviews
"Puy Arnaud's cru produces one of the most sought-after wines in the region", as described in the Guide Feret book, a reference regarding Bordeaux wines since 1868.
A member of the board of Chateau Pavie since 1979, Thierry Valette acquired Clos Puy Arnaud in 2000. Since 2005, the vineyard has been managed using organic (AB) and biodynamic (Demeter and Biodyvin) practices, and thus results in fine Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux wines that are renowned for their elegance.
Clos Puy Arnaud watches over a 15-hectare vineyard along with 3 hectares in the Libourne region. While the three main grape varieties are Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, a massal selection including Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Mancin, Sastets and Sauvignon Blanc is being worked on.
Clos Puy Arnaud 2021 is a Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux wine made from vines that are around 30 years old.
Vinification and aging
Gravity-fed vatting of the whole grapes in wooden and concrete vats. Cold pre-fermentation maceration under inert gas before natural fermentation at low temperature. The wine is aged for 12 months in barrels (10% of which are new), demi-muids and jars. Followed by blending for 5 months in unlined concrete tanks.
Cabernet Franc (50%)
Cabernet Sauvignon (5%)
Due to an extreme climate, this wine comprises an unusual blend compared to the last vintages and showcases its seductively noble and fresh tannins along with a promising aging potential.