Vignobles Pueyo La Fleur Garderose, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2016
This grand cru is a selection of the most promising casks, typically from the oldest of their seven hectares of vines in the Graves section of Saint-Émilion near Libourne and the commune of Figeac, averaging 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Raised in demi-muids, foudres and terracotta amphorae, bottled after 18 months, unfined and unfiltered. Dense and savory, the fruit leans dark, with tightly wound blackberry and currant influences. Their is admirable purity and freshness, having little to no influence from the oak. In its youth, with its brisk acidity and firm tannins, it can benefit from a quick decanting or even better, a bit of time in bottle.