Clos Puy Arnaud 2015 - AOC Castillon
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Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Clos Puy Arnaud is very fresh on the nose with vibrant crushed red and black currants, cherries and tilled soil with a waft of bay leaves. The medium-bodied palate is delicate and refreshing with fine-grained tannins, nice energy and a lively finish.
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This has a lovely swath of cassis, plum and cherry preserve flavors flowing forth, lined with gentle tea, apple wood and anise hints. Polished and long through the finish. Drink now through 2027. 2,250 cases made.
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The Cru de Puy Arnaud is mentioned in the year1874 in the book "Bordeaux et ses Vins" by Ch.Cocks published by Féret. His wines are classified as first growth. 

In the 1898 edition of the same book, it is written: "The Puy Arnaud Cru is composed of 15 ha located on the rocks of Puy Carpin on the borders of Sainte Colombe. Complemented in fine grape varieties, cultivated with the most perfect care, it produces one of the most sought-after wines of the country”. At this time, Puy Arnaud was part of the Saint-Emilion appellation.

This state of affairs will continue until the first classification of Saint Emilion in the 1950s. Note also that at the time of classification of the Cru Bourgeois Bourgeois in the 1930s, there were thirty Crus Bourgeois on the current Castillon and Franc / Côtes de Bordeaux terroir. 

The Terroir 

Asteria limestones are predominant in the terroir of Puy Arnaud (100% of plots in the municipality of Belvès). They bring a lot of finesse, freshness and minerality to the grapes and allow a bouquet, worthy of the "great terroirs" (floral, spices, truffle), to be put in place little by little during the first 10 years of aging in the bottle. 

The parcels located in the Castillon appellation are partly calcareous to Asteria / Castillon limestone and partly to Tuff or Tuff scree. These soils give more tannic power with an aromatic expression of red fruits and black fruits. 85% of the surfaces are on calcareous plateaus, 15% on coasts and near the coast.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Clos Puy Arnaud
  • Type of wine
    Non Classified
  • Appellation
  • Superficy
    13 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    35 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    25% de bois neuf
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2022 and 2033
  • Wine apogee
  • How is it now?
    Too young, should age more
  • Service temperature

The vineyard

This Red wine (Non Classified) from Castillon is made with a vineyard that has an area of 13 hectares by Clos Puy Arnaud. The average age of the vines is 35 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 16 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 25% de bois neuf.

Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

Coming from the same limestone plateau as Saint-Emilion, east of Bordeaux, the wines of Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux benefit from a privileged geographic location with a full southern exposure and a level from an altitude of more than 100 meters. Gravel near the Dordogne river, the clay soils at the bottom of the hills become clayey limestone then limestone on the plateaus. 3 main types of terroir that make Castillon an exceptional land.