Puech Noble was originally named Puech Chaud and it is located in a relatively cool microclimate, in the Côteaux du Languedoc near Nîmes. The wines feature a slight garrique character and this is the only hint that the wines do not originate from the Northern Rhône. Bought in the late 1990s by René Rostaing and his wife, the estate gave René a chance to produce Syrah on the limestone soils so beloved by many French growers. Puech Noble is now producing one of the South’s most beautiful wines, mainly from Syrah, but also including small quantities of Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Rolle. Indeed, it could even be the best expression of Rostaing wines to date. They are beautifully expressive, rich, elegant, ethereal and hedonistic, yet modest and subtle.
An impressive release that speaks volume of the pedigree of Tenuta San Guido’s wines. Guidalberto is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. A voluptuous nose charged with blackcurrant, black cherries, damson notes is rained in by mineral, almost balsamic hints of black olive, mint, tomato leaf and fresh black pepper. The exuberant nose of youth shouldn’t distract from the...more
Bottle 75cl £32.68
The third wine of the estate and one that was produced since 2003, Le Difese is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats and it is then aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels and for a further three months in the bottle. The younger addition to the...more
Bottle 75cl £18.68