Puisseguin-Saint- Émilion is a satellite of its famous neighbor Saint-Émilion on the River Bank of Bordeaux. Merlot rules here, though it can be blended with cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and malbec. The 760 hectares of the appellation are comprised of clay and limestone with stone subsoil, making parts of the land extremely difficult to work.
Its wines are full-bodied, rich and extremely tannic, yet offer a generous bouquet of aromas. These wines benefit from ageing, as the tannins soften and their full aromatic potential is expressed.
2015 in Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion:
Spotlight on the 2015 vintage: 2015 in Bordeaux started with an unusually mild spring. May, June and July subsequently were warm and dry, allowing the vines to grow rapidly. An even and consistent véraison occurred in early August. Autumn saw cooler, damp weather, helping build aromatic complexity and power in the grapes before harvest. The highly-anticipated vintage promises to be one for the ages.
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