Chateau Puech-Haut - Prestige Rouge label
Chateau Puech-Haut - Prestige Rouge bottle

Chateau Puech-Haut - Prestige Rouge 2018

Red Wine

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Item# 13708-18

Description

Located 20 km North East from Montpellier, Puech-Haut’ soils spread out on 250 ha between 50 and 150 m height. This terroir is made of round pebbles on top of a 4 meters clay layer has a Mediterranean climate.

In the 2017 vintage a spring heat wave was followed by a dry summer. The harvest was two weeks ahead on average, with smaller quantities than normal, the lowest harvest of the last 15 years.

The grapes came into the winery very early in the morning (2 to 8 AM) and were maceration in concrete tanks for 5 weeks for the Syrah and 3.5 weeks for the Grenache. Vinification also takes place in concrete tank. 25% of the Syrah is aged in 228 liters barrels coming from Burgundy oak forests with medium or medium + toast.

Estate

Languedoc is one of the most exciting regions in France right now. Château Puech-Haut is a prestigious estate in the eastern Languedoc producing top quality wines for very reasonable prices. The wines from Puech-Haut are rich and lush but also show the earthy and mineral character of the rocky clay-limestone soils of the region. They benefit from both its proximity to the Mediterranean and the rugged, mountainous interior.

Technical data

Soil :South facing slopes, Mediterranean climate, clay and limestone soil with pebbles deposited by the Rhône river. Age of vines: 27 years.
Vinification in traditional wooden vats. 5 weeks maceration on the Syrah. 3 to 4 weeks on the Grenache.
Ageing: 12 months in oak barrels for 25% of Syrah. Tank aging for the rest of Syrah and Grenache.