Biodynamic Wine Chateau le Puy on Grand Hyatt’s Wine List

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The irrepressible Travelling Gourmet tastes biodynamic wine from Bordeaux that…


MOST people have never heard of. Only the well informed wine connoisseur has heard of Bordeaux’s biodynamic wine which uses cow manure and cow horns as fertilser, No chemicals or pesticides here and harvesting is done following the Lunar calender.

Chateau le Puy has been around for 1610 and today I was happy to taste the wine yet again, at an exclusive tasting with the 14th Generation son of Jean Pierre Amoreau. He was in Singapore to celebrate the listing of his wines in the Grand Hyatt Singapore, one of the island state’s luxury hotels famed for its fine restaurants. The white  named Marie-Cecile is made with 100% Semillon more usually seen in the sweet wines of Sauternes. Here it is crafted to produce a dry white wine, delicate & elegant with adequate acidity, perfectly fine with Tim Sum, Hainanese Chicken Rice and Cantonese Steamed Fish with Ginger & Scallions. Marie-Cecile is the name of the femme or wife of Barthelemy Amoreau who built the Chateau in 1832. He explained that after the First World War, the vineyard land was contaminated with gunpowder and explosive residues from the bloody fighting as well as fertilizers & pesticides used indiscriminately, and how tough it was to finally have a biodynamic winery.

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As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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