Through organic viticulture and improved farming techniques, Chateau Puynard is dedicated to crafting wine from the right bank of Bordeaux that reflect the vineyards in which they are grown. We focus on Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, two grapes that reveal the geopgraphy and geology of the Right Bank – clay and Limestone. The Chateau has had a seven-generation history of wine making before us and we carry this legacy into the future with our commitment to the environment. Since November 2017, all of our vineyards commenced the process of achieving organic certification by Ecocert which was recognized in 2020. The goal is to grow the healthiest grapes the land will give us, in order to create the best wines that we can, that speak of the Blaye region.
This Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 2017 has a beautiful deep purple garnet colour, full of black fruit and nutmeg aromas, followed by scents of coffee beans and cocoa. A good palate gives way to a beautiful balance in the mouth. This tradition 2017 is ready to be drunk now but has the potential of ageing for a few years. This wine can be drunk as an aperitif and also goes well with white meat and black fruit puddings. Our older vines in this blend, of 35-years, benefit from having deep roots - resulting in dark berries, ripe tannins and fresh acidity. In the winery, the grapes are macerated on their skins from 28 days, and carefully transferred to temperature controlled vats for fermentation. The free-run wine is then aged in stainless steel vats without oak to promote the excellent fruit quality. The blend is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, with plenty of red and blue fruit, balanced by good acidity. ABV 14%