Château Le Puy Emilien 2011 is from Bordeaux, France and is an earthy, complex red wine.
From a sensational estate on the Right Bank of Bordeaux, Château Le Puy’s Emilien 2011 is an earthy, developing and complex blended red. Representing the fifteenth generation at Chateau le Puy, three Amoreau brothers tend the grapes following exacting biodynamic principles, and make the wines with minimal intervention. From a classic (read ‘normal’) vintage, the 2011 sports 85% Merlot (with the balance largely split between Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc) and offers classic blackcurrant fruit, red plums, fruit pastille and characteristic gravel and riverbank fragrance. Of mid-weight body and fine tannins, vivid acidity makes this a supremely refreshing dinner wine. Biodynamically farmed fruit gets a hands-off approach in the winery (and with no sulphur added), ‘Emilien’ hums with life and vitality. Savoury with a compelling mushroom and undergrowth complexity, this Right Bank blend is as elegant as it is drinkable. Serve with simple rustic dishes like lamb leg, braised game or a wedge of aged mellow cheese.