About the Wine
Côtes de Bourg is locally known as “Gironde’s little Switzerland” thanks to its gently sloping hills, rich soils, and a cooler, Maritime-influenced climate. Decanter magazine said this beautiful wine region is “full of character.”and that “a new elegant style and improved quality have transformed the area.”
Dominique Raimond, also known as the “man who makes Malbec sing”, is the proud owner and winemaker of Chateau Puy D'Amour and Château Montfollet. This outstanding family-owned artisanal winery is located in the heart of Blaye and Cotes de Bourg appellations. Two of the greatest value Bordeaux wine regions. The vineyards are placed in an outstanding terroir on the slopes of red clay and limestone, overlooking the Gironde estuary, just in front of the prestigious Grands Crus de Margaux. The 148-acre vineyards are managed under sustainable practices and were recently certified with HEV Level 3.
Dominique, born and raised in Bordeaux, comes from a legendary family of vignerons. He’s an emblematic and very well-known winemaker in the region, and president of Châteaux Solidaires, a cooperative founded in 1937, that includes 10 properties in Côtes de Bordeaux, whose main purpose is to transmit the magic of this region to all consumers. The wines from Puy D'Amour are carefully vinified at Châteaux Solidaires, where the winemaking area and cellar are equipped with top-notch and innovative technology, in order to produce extremely high-quality wines.
Little by little, the family name Raimond has gained a recognized position in Bordeaux’s wine industry, and today, his wines from Château Montfollet and Puy d’Amour have achieved global recognition and high accolades among some of the most important wine critics in the world.
Chateau Puy D'Amour Grain De Folie is vinified in egg-shaped barrels for a gentle extraction without mechanical pumping-over. After it is aged in amphoras and oak barrels for 12 months before the final blend and the bottling.
Tasting Notes: 85% Merlot, 15% Malbec. An explosion of fruit with a hint of woody notes, a round, fine and smooth mouth. This is a fun and unique wine. Pair it with grilled steak, a red meat stew, or a grilled burger.
Rich dark cherries, cassis, and blackberries with an inky accent and spices. Flesh and tight on the palate with a solid, fine-grained tannin structure and a nice finish with cocoa powder at the end. 95% merlot and 15% malbec. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold. ~91 James Suckling.
The harmonious nose of ripe black plums, prunes, leather, nutmeg, and dark olives. Structured palate with rich firm tannins. Spicy finish. ~91 Decanter.
~Gold Medal, Concours de Bordeaux 2021.
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