Products from Puech-Haut
Producer contact: Château Puech-Haut, 2250 route de Teyran, 34160 Saint-Drézéry, France.
The grape varieties originally chosen for the vineyard were Grenache and Syrah. Gérard Bru then bought some neighbouring land with old carignans (50 to 60 years old) and planted a few hectares with the three white varieties of the Rhone - Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. Today, the vineyard covers 184 hectares, 92 of which are in Saint Drézéry and 19 in Pic Saint Loup. Their appellation is Coteaux du Languedoc, Saint Drézéry being the name of the commune and the smallest of the Languedoc "terroirs".
The fairly large production is divided between 10 red wine varieties, 2 white wines and 3 rosés. Wine production is based on the principle of separation of grape varieties and lots. To develop its potential, each batch is harvested, fermented and aged separately. This is necessary for a young estate without many years of experience. The blending of the different vintages takes place just before bottling. The wines are not filtered.
Red wines are really the identity of Château Puech-Haut. The maceration is very long, about 5 weeks, and we empty the barrels for the greatest concentration, the collected juice is used to make rosé. The Ram's Head Vintages and Wine Variety Selection are aged for about 12 months in barrels of 1 to 4 wines.
Ram's Head White, truly exceptional and the Prestige White full of freshness, beautifully illustrate the explosive progress of Languedoc white wines. A variety of grapes come together in the blend. The winemaking process is virtually identical: fermentation and ageing in barrel (about 1/3 new) and daily stirring for maximum power and body.
All Château Puech-Haut wines are powerful and full-bodied with lots of character.