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Château Puy-Blanquet


Saint-Émilion Grand Cru


Famille Malet-Roquefort

Vineyard size

20 hectares (49 acres)

Vineyard grape varietals

75% Merlot – 15% Cabernet Franc – 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Soil types

Clay and limestone

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Overlooking the Dordogne valley in a village two miles east of Saint-Émilion, this pretty vineyard is planted on a clay-limestone slope thanks to which the northern and eastern parcels enjoy perfect morning sunshine. Château Puy-Blanquet was known as one of the best Saint-Émilion Grand Crus as early as the 19th century, and was awarded a part of the collective gold medal bestowed upon a selection of Saint-Émilion chateaux at the Paris Exposition of 1889.

In 2020, the vineyard was acquired by the Malet-Roquefort family, owners of Premier Grand Cru Classé Château La Gaffelière. Soils are ploughed in order to ensure deeper root systems; green harvest, leaf-cropping, and harvests are done by hand. Thermo-regulated concrete tanks ensure well-controlled fermentations.

The wines are fresh and generous and can be enjoyed after just two or three years of cellaring.