Puisseguin Saint Emilion
The Dupuy vineyards occupy a 45 hectares surface which is composed of two châteaux : Beauséjour and Langlais. Since 2010, the Clos du Moulin is part of our range of blanc sec and demi-sec wines.
Located in the Saint-Émilion region, the town of Puisseguin produces only red wine. The terroir which is mainly limestone-clay soil is planted with three types of bordelais grapes : merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. It is mainly suited for quality wines, thick, concentrated and long-ageing.
The non-use of chemicals goes back to 1947, when Alain Dupuy decided to engage in a wine making process respectful of nature. The soils have never been treated with herbicides or insecticides. Phytosanitary treatments used to fight mildew are copper based formulas made out of hydroxyde or sulfates.
In 1995, his son, Gérard Dupuy, graduated in oenology, took over the management of the family property and continued the tradiction of organic farming, that allows to regulate the eco-system in a region of monoculture without causing soil erosion.
Controlled by ECOCERT since 1996, the vineyard guarantees its customers the use of organic methods of production.
Yield : 42 hl/ha
Area : 25 ha
Type of soil : clay and limestone
Planted grape varieties : merlot 70%, ; cabernet franc 25 % ; cabernet sauvignon 5%
Exposition : south south-west plateaux
Density of plantation : 5500 pieds/hectare
Working of the soil : grassing one out of two rows of vines. As fertilizers we use animal manure, guano, grinded shoots
Average age of the vines : 35 years
Organic chart: ECOCERT certification
Vinification is made with native yeasts adapted to the environment throughout the centuries.
Wine is later stocked in the oak barrels for 12 to 24 months depending on the vintage before being placed in bottles. All of this takes place at the Château.
The wine would evolve in the bottle and would reach its fullness 5 or 6 years later. It can be aged for over 15 years.
Château Langlais : 70 000 bottles
Château Beausejour : 90 000 bottles
Domaine de la Grande Courraye : 25 000 bottles
Clos du Moulin : 30 000 bottles of red, 8 000 bottles of white
Challenge Millésime Bio, carité des bonnes adresses du vin bio, etc.
Cuvée Bois de Raby 2012
30% cabernet Franc
The vineyard :
Age of the vines : 30 years
Soil : clay and limestone, bedrock, ancient terroir
Exposition : south south-west
Working of the soil : ploughing one out of two rows of vines and green manure
Organic chart: Ecocert certification
Long maceration during 1 month
Stainless steel vats
barrels of 2 wines for 12 months
Around 20000 bottles
Tasting notes :
Aspect : garnet, good intensity
Nose : unctuous, spicy, black cherry, kirch
Palate : good balance and full-bodied
Ageing : more than 10 years