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Connexion Oenophilia represents fine wines produced by exceptional estates, many of them family-owned.  All are committed to producing wines of superb quality.

 

Vignobles Bouillac

Château du Vieux Puit

Bordeaux :: France

https://www.vignoblesbouillac.com/

Estate::

Since childhood, Jean-Pierre Bouillac has been fascinated by grape varieties.  At age 14 he decided to become a vine grape nurseryman, like his father and his grandfather.  To produce wine from his own property was a natural step.  In 1996 he planted his first vineyard, with merlot and cabernet sauvignon, on a 5 hectare plot on his own estate.  This was the beginning of Château du Vieux Puit.  This family vineyard property, in Blaye côtes de Bordeaux has expanded from 5 hectares in 1996 to 80 hectares today.

Their considerable experience in vine nursery gives the Bouillac family a particular knowledge in selecting the right grape variety for any terroir and drawing the best from their lands.  In their wine production they manage the entire production process from the vineyard to bottling.

Vieux Puit means Old Well.  The image on the label is of a well located on the vineyard property, dating from the 16th century.  This historical well,  typical of the North of the Gironde, is shaped like a shell.

Grape varieties::

80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot.  20 year old vines.

Vinification::

De-stemming, mechanical sorting and crushing of the grapes at harvest. Pre-fermentation, fermentation and maceration at controlled temperature in stainless steel vats. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in vats at controlled temperature. 25 days of maceration.

appearance::

Deep garnet

nose::

Lush and concentrated aromas of plum preserves and measured spiciness.

taste::

Medium bodied, quite elegant and nicley defined, near seamless on the long finish.

Food pairing::

Grilled and braised meats and stews, burgers, steaks, Italian sausages.  Excellent for the BBQ season.

Closure::

Natural cork

Ratings::

90 points and a BEST BUY in Wine Enthusiast

 

% alc./vol. ::

14.0