A brief history
The Bouey Family team focuses on preserving the fresh fruit that is so characteristic of Château Le Plantey, using gentle extraction to keep the tannins soft and create a rich, rounded wine. This is a fine example of Stéphane Derenoncourt’s approach to tending vines and crafting wines.
His techniques include bio-controlled seeding, inter-row plowing, under-vine weeding, Guyot pruning, manual crown suckering, leafing, thinning and single-plot harvesting. And while there are a number of challenges involved in keeping the oxygen out of this sulfite-free wine, the richness, generosity and ethereal delight of this wine are more than worth the effort.