"Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Clos Puy Arnaud is very fresh on the nose with vibrant crushed red and black currants, cherries and tilled soil with a waft of bay leaves. The medium-bodied palate is delicate and refreshing with fine-grained tannins, nice energy and a lively finish."
Grape varieties: 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon on a clay-limestone plateau.
The vineyard is managed as both organic (AB label) and biodynamic (Demeter, Biodyvin labels). Harvest by hand, transfer of whole grapes by gravity into wood and cement vats. Cold, pre fermentation maceration is achieved under inert gas. Then, natural fermentation at low temperature.
Ageing of 1/3 in barrels (15% in new wood), 1/3 in Demimuids and 1/3 in amphoras for 6 months, then blending in uncoated cement vats for 3 months. No fining. Production around 25,000 bottles.