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Retour des îles

2015
Color
Red
Grape variety
85% de merlot, 14% de cabernet sauvignon et 1% carménère
Capacity
Bottle 75 cl
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Each year, Château Le Puy takes eight barrels of its best wine on board the Tres Hombres, a 32m long brigantine, the only sailing cargo ship without a motor in the world.

During almost a year of sailing on the Atlantic, the waves, the swell and all the hazards of the ocean energise this wine. The winemaking process is anything but traditional: it allows the wine to evolve in a unique way.

The barrels had a journey that will make many dream: from Brittany, the Tres Hombres sailed along the Spanish coast, stopping first in Lisbon. Afterwards, the ship sailed down to Cape Verde before embarking on the great crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. The sunny and paradisiacal stages follow one another: Belem, Barbados, the Dominican Republic... A passage to Amsterdam and then Copenhagen on the way back will complete this mythical voyage.

Mythical, the "Retour des Îles" vintage is necessarily so. Tasting it is a real explosion of flavours: supple tannins, powerful aromas of red fruits, a round and fleshy mouth... This wine, with its exceptional ageing potential, is unlike anything you have ever drunk before.

The journey continues on the palate and its memory will remain as long as the waves roll in on the Atlantic...

Our recommendations When and how to serve it?

What a dish with the Retour des îles?

Rabbit Hunter with Mustard, Rack of lamb, Madeira Ham

Practical information

Apogee: 2017 à 2030

And to finish More Information

SKU 9185
Name of wine Retour des îles
Vintage 2015
A venir No
Limited production No
Consumption recommendation 2017 à 2030
Alcohol degree 14
Capacity Bottle 75 cl
Original packaging 6
Type of packaging Wooden case
Certified Viticulture Biodynamics
Colour Red
Contient des sulfites Yes
Type of product Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Bordeaux-Côtes-de-Francs AOP
Domain Le Puy
Dominant style Authentic - Terroir
Grape varieties 85% de merlot, 14% de cabernet sauvignon et 1% carménère
Dominant grape variety Merlot
Grape variety Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère, Merlot

The Estate Le Puy

The Amoreau family has been cultivating its vineyards since 1610, located on a rocky plateau, identical to that of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. The fifty year old vines are cultivated according to the biodynamic method, which contributes to the singularity of the estate and stands out among all the Bordeaux crus. The wines are fine and delicate, made from grapes that are always picked when fully ripe. Wines that are pleasant when young thanks to the supple structure of the tannins, but capable of defying the passage of time in the greatest vintages, up to thirty years or more... For lovers of round, velvety, complex and natural Bordeaux wines, Château le Puy is sure to delight you for a long time.

The Estate Le Puy

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