Closerie Saint Roc, Vin de France Rouge
Situated just 1 kilometer south of Château Le Puy on the same plain of asterie limestone, this 16-hectare vineyard was acquired by the Amoreau family (owners of Le Puy for over 400 years) in the early 2010s. Several different cuvées are produced, based on differences in soil, but all are made in the vein of Le Puy’s iconic “Barthélemy”: aging two years in old 228-liter barrels on the gross lees which are stirred in (“dynamized”) regularly, and with no sulfur added at any point. These are elegant, lifted, “natural” Bordeaux par excellence—gorgeously lithe and textured. This flagship cuvée is 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.