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Chateau Puech-Haut

One only needs to glance briefly through the notes of Jancis Robinson, Robert Parker, Andrew Jefford and David Schildknecht (among […]

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Chateau Puech-Haut

One only needs to glance briefly through the notes of Jancis Robinson, Robert Parker, Andrew Jefford and David Schildknecht (among many others) to discover their love affair with the Languedoc. And by that, we mean head-over-heels, butterflies-in-the-stomach kind of love. We have had affection for the region since the humble beginnings of European Cellars when our motto was “unknown…and unsold” – an affection that remains as exciting to us today as it did 25 years ago.

Château Puech-Haut has been on the critic’s radar for some time – which makes sense since the property has employed Michel Rolland, Claude Gros and now Philippe Cambie as consulting enologist. Visionary owner Gérard Bru spares no expense in his quest for excellence. Located quite close to Pic Saint-Loup, in Saint-Drézéry, Puech-Haut is near the far western border of the Rhône valley and benefits from both its proximity to the Mediterranean and the rugged, mountainous interior of France. There are slightly over 50 hectares planted with Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Carignan, Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Carignan Blanc. The wines from Puech-Haut are rich and lush but also show the earthy and mineral character of the rocky clay-limestone soils of the region.

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“Easily one of the top estates in the Languedoc (if not southern France), Chateau Puech-Haut lies just outside the village of Saint-Drezery and is owned and run by Gerard Bru, with consulting help from Philippe Cambie. They produce a number of cuvees, with their entry level efforts representing superb values, and their top cuvees being able to stand toe to toe with the greatest wines in the world.”

– Jeb Dunnuck
Languedoc, France
  • Location
    Languedoc, France
  • Primary Appellation
    Côteaux du Languedoc - Saint-Drézéry
  • Proprietor
    Gerard Bru
  • Winemaker
    Mathieu Ciampi
  • Size / Elevation
    50 hectares / 120 meters
  • Age of Vines
    20-75 years
  • Farming
    Practicing biodynamic
  • Varieties
    Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Carignan, Viogner, Marsanne, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Carignan Blanc
  • Cellar
    Hand harvested, destemmed, fermented in tank and aged in stainless steel, concrete or French oak barrels
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections
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