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Clos du Tue-Boeuf

Thierry and Jean-Marie Puzelat enjoy making wine, which is a good thing as they produce a lot of them, sometimes close to 30 different wines a year. They feel so many of their parcels offer something unique worth exploring in its own right. Many of their cuvées are made often out of rare local varieties on the verge of extinction such as Romarantin, Grosleau and Menu Pineau- a natural mutation of Chenin Blanc). These wines made from these grapes rarely gain AOC recognition and so are labelled Vin De France, one of the biggest disappointments of modern winemaking laws. Their cuvée 'Brin de Chèvre' was born from a very poor piece of land which goats used to graze on, eating the straw growing there. Thierry and Jean-Marie realised it would be ideal to plant vines as the roots would be foreced to dig deeper and deeper to find nutrients. Thierry also owns a negocant business which contributes towards their large numbers of wines produced. The Puzelat brothers are purists until the end and don't add any S02 to teir wines at any stage, even at bottling.