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"The Puy Arnaud Cru produces one of the most sought-after wines in the region." So said the Bordeaux wine reference work Guide Féret in 1898.
A member of the board of Château 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) methods, resulting in Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux wines renowned for their elegance.
Clos Puy Arnaud oversees a 15 hectare vineyard as well as 3 hectares under lease in the Libourne region. While the three main grape varieties grown are Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, a massal selection including Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Mancin, Sastets and Sauvignon Blanc is being experimented with.
Clos Puy Arnaud 2022 is a Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux wine made from vines that are approximately 30 years old.
Winemaking and ageing
Vatting of the whole grapes by gravity in wooden and cement vats. Cold pre-fermentation maceration under inert gas before natural fermentation at low temperature. The wine was aged for 9 months in barrels (10% of which were new), demi-muids and jars. Then blending for 3 months in uncoated cement vats.
Clos Puy Arnaud 2022 is a blend of Merlot (70%), Cabernet Franc (25%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%).