is tucked between the coast of the Mediterranean and the foothills of the Cévennes Mountains in Saint-Drézery, a small village 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) northeast of Montpellier. The estate was born about thirty years ago when Gérard Bru left his life as an industrialist to pursue his quirky dream of converting a property of scrub brush and olive trees into one of the highest-quality vineyards in the whole Languedoc.
In just a decade, Bru accomplished his mission : Château Puech-Haut now covers 100 hectares (247 acres) of vineyards that enjoy a very favorable Mediterranean climate and soils of clay and limestone covered with smoothed stones (the same galets roulés as in Châteauneuf-du-Pape). Syrah, Grenache, and other grape varieties were selected for their affinity for the terroir. The vines are worked according to lutte raisonnée, shunning chemical weedkillers and harvesting manually when the grapes are perfectly ripe. Vinification is in barriques (barrels of 225 liters) or wooden vats, depending on the color of the wine, and each variety is vinified separately to preserve their full character. The élevage, which is also in barriques, imbues the wines with a startlingly unique character.
More informations on the website Puech-Haut