Loire Valley

Proprietor: Thierry & Jean-Marie Puzelat
Year of Establishment: 1990
Size of Estate: 14 hectares
Av. bottles/annum: TBA

Website: www.andrewguard.com.au

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Importer: Andrew Guard Wine Imports (andrew@andrewguard.com.au)


Clos de Tue-Bœuf is run by two brothers, Jean-Marie and Thierry Puzelat, who tend their 10-hectare family estate in Les Montils (in the Cheverny AOC) and rent 6 hectares in a village nearby, in the Touraine AOC.

 

Two things define the Puzelat brothers' wines: the diversity of their cuvées, and their tenacious work with nearly-extinct grape varieties that were common in the Loire not so long ago, but were put aside by the AOC for reasons having more to do with commercial simplification than quality and terroir.

 

Clos du Tue Boeuf has always been worked with a very limited range of organic products and so the soils are alive; they have never machine-harvested the vineyards or used industrial yeasts. The resultant wines are vibrant, translucent, and explosively flavourful and in many ways taste like they are home-made in that they have an honesty, truthfulness and wholesomeness in their flavours.


 

VINES

 

Size
TBA
% of your production
TBA
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Clay/flint
Varieties planted
Sauvignon, Fié gris, Chardonnay, Menu Pineau, Romorantin, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Malbec, 
Training system
Guyot, Gobelet
Fertilizer
Organic products only
Pest control
Organic products only
Weed control
Mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
Always natural

 

 
 
 

Wines

‘Friluse’ Cheverny Blanc

2014
Varieties
Sauvignon blanc, fie gris, chardonnay
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
TBA
Days of skin contact
TBA
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
6-9 months in seasoned barrels
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
TBA

 

‘Guerrerie’ Touraine Rouge

2014
Varieties
Cot, gamay
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
TBA
Days of skin contact
TBA
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
TBA
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
TBA

 

Clos Du Tue-Boeuf Rouge

2014
Variety
Gamay
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
TBA
Days of skin contact
TBA
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
TBA
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
TBA

 

Clos Du Tue-Boeuf

2014
Variety
Romorantin
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
TBA
Days of skin contact
TBA
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
TBA
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
TBA

 

Clos Du Tue-BoeufVin Rosé

2014
Varieties
Gamay, pinot, cot
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
TBA
Days of skin contact
TBA
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
TBA
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
TBA

 

Clos Du Tue-Boeuf 'La Caillère’ Cheverny Rouge

2013
Variety
Pinot mostly
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
TBA
Days of skin contact
TBA
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
TBA
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
TBA