The Vineyard

Grape varieties that were originally chosen for the vineyard were Grenache and Syrah. After that, Gérard Bru bought some neighboring lands with old Carignans (50 to 60 years old) and planted some hectares with the three white varieties of the Rhône – Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. Today the vineyard stretches across 184 hectares, including 92 in Saint Drézéry and 19 in Pic Saint Loup. Their appellation era is Coteaux du Languedoc, Saint Drézéry, which is the name of the community and the smallest of the “terroirs” of Languedoc.

Production, which is rather large, is divided between 10 red wine varieties, 2 white wines, and 3 rosé. The wine production is based on the principle of the separation of grape varieties and batches. To reach its potential, each batch is harvested, fermented, and aged separately. This is necessary for a young estate without many, many years of experience. The blend of various vintages takes place just before bottling. The wines are not filtered.

Red wines are truly the identity of Château Puech-Haut. Maceration is very long, around 5 weeks, and we bleed the vats for the greatest concentration, the juice collected is used for the production of rosé. The Ram’s Head Vintages and Wine Variety Selection are aged around 12 months in casks of 1 to 4 wines.

Ram’s Head White, really exceptional and the Prestige White full of freshness, wonderfully illustrate the explosive progress of the white wines of Languedoc. A variety of grapes come together in the blend. The wine production process is practically identical: fermentation and aging in casks (about 1/3 new) and daily stirring for the greatest power and body.

All of the wines of Château Puech-Haut are powerful and full-bodied with a lot of character.