Clos Puy Arnaud
Originally a jazz singer of no small renown, Thierry Valette is an early pioneer of biodynamism. Its principles may still be practised rarely in Bordeaux, but they are finally being taken more seriously. The vineyards sit at 90m on the same chalky plateau as chateaux Ausone and Troplong Mondot in Saint-Emilion, benefiting from a very similar geology. The quality of the resultant wine is a reproach to the Bordeaux authorities’ decision to abandon Côtes de Castillon AOC in favour of generic Côtes de Bordeaux.