Chateau du Bloy

 MM. Lambert et Lepoittevin-Dubost

Bergerac

16.4 ha

 

Dating from the early twentieth century, Chateau du Bloy was sold to new owners in 2001. The new owners, M. Lambert and M. Lepoittevin-Dubost, are working to place Chateau du Bloy among the top producers in Bergerac. The vineyard is situated on a hillside overlooking the Dordogne river east of Castillon La Bataille. These hills are a continuation of those found in Saint Emilion and Cotes de Castillon. The vineyard has been farmed organically for several years and will be certified with the 2014 vintage.

 

Bergerac



The Bergerac is a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. The new owners are working the vineyard with traditional methods and yields are kept low. Harvesting is done partially by hand and bunches are sorted before entering the winery. Fermentation is carried out in temperature controlled enameled cement and stainless steel vats. The maceration is extended to 4 weeks with the juice regularly pumped over the cap. The wine ages in tank for one year before bottling. The wine’s earthy and mineral rich flavors typify this appellation and distinguish it from its neighbor Bordeaux.

 

Montravel

This wine is made from 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon and 25% Muscadelle. The crushed grapes are left to macerate for a few days at low temperatures in stainless steel vats before the wine begins its fermentation. After fermentation the wine is left “sur lies” until bottling the following spring. The objective is to retain both the natural freshness and aromatic qualities of Sauvignon Blanc and the minerality given by the soils of these Dordogne hillsides while creating a wine with a rich texture.

 

Bergerac Rosé

The du Bloy Rosé is produced 100% from Cabernet Franc. The grapes are harvested a few days ahead of those destined for red wine, giving the  rosé a natural lightness both in alcohol, which is 12% and in color. The grapes are pressed as soon as they enter the vat house and the wine stays on its lees until bottling. The wine is light and delicate but with an underlying structure that adds contour to the palate.

 

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