Thierry & Jean-Marie Puzelat
Clos du Tue-Bœuf, Loire Valley
The winery story for the Puzelat brothers, Thierry and Jean-Marie, began in the 90s in the family estate, the Clos du Tue-Bœuf, located in Les Montils. In 1996, the duo decided to convert their vineyards to organic farming and removed all additives in the cellar. They are now at the heart of the natural wine movement and produce some of the most interesting Loire wines.
The Clos du Tue-Bœuf estate includes 10 hectares of Cheverny and 4 hectares of Touraine, which are surrounded by forests, allowing them to maintain a balanced ecosystem.
"Being a winemaker to offer singular wines steeped in the terroir and climate that witnessed their birth" - Puzelat brothers
|Apellation||Cheverny AOC, Touraine AOC|
|Size||10 hectares + 4 hectares in Touraine|
|Soil||Clay and flint on limestone, silica, sand and gravel|
|Varieties cultivated||Gamay, Malbec, Menu Pineau, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Romorantin, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris|
|Yields/Annual production||Around 40 hl per hectare|
|Age of vines||From 15 to 40 years|
|Farming/Winemaking||Vines are organically grown, wines undergo no addition of yeast and sulfur, aged in wooden vats and not filtered|
|Certification||Qualité France (1998)|