PREMYA, SEMIFINALIST AT THE 2015 COUPE DES CRUS DE SAINT-EMILION
THE VIGNERONS DE PUISSEGUIN LUSSAC SAINT-ÉMILION HAVE, ONCE AGAIN, WORKED TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE A DISTINCTION AT THE 2015 COUPE DES CRUS DE SAINT-EMILION.
After winning a place in 2011, the Vignerons de Puisseguin Lussac Saint-Emilion cooperative once again saw Preyma gain the favor of the jury. The 2010, 2011 and 2012 vintages reached the semi-finals of the 2015 Coupe des Crus Saint-Emilion, in the Lussac – Saint-Emilion appellation. Valerie Baslé talks about the expertise of the winemakers of the winery.
VIGNERONS DE PUISSEGUIN LUSSAC SAINT-EMILION: STRENGTH OF POOLING
For nearly 80 years the Vignerons de Puisseguin Lussac Saint Emilion have worked together to produce quality wines. They are now 197 and the wines they produce include six wines in the Lussac Saint Emilion appellation. Premya is the high-end, made from grapes grown on 15 hectares. The assembly is composed of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in new oak barrels, Premya presents complex and concentrated aromas.
This wine comes from a selection of clay-limestone soils, characteristic of the Lussac Saint-Emilion appellation. To obtain a high quality wine, the wine growers of the cooperative cellar have shared their tools and their expertise. From the vinification to sales: everything is done at the cooperative cellar. This addition of skills has enabled Premya to be recognized as one of the flagship wines of the Lussac Saint Emilion appellation.
PREMYA, 2010, 2011 AND 2012 VINTAGES
The tasters at the 2015 Coupe des Crus de Saint-Emilion thus allocated a semifinal place to the 2010, 2011 and 2012 vintages. “It’s a real recognition, because today were are many in the appellation. This is a real quality work we’re trying to do”, says Valerie Baslé, of the Vignerons de Puisseguin Lussac Saint Emilion. Like many winemakers of Saint Emilion appellations, the 2010 vintage is “one of the best that we have made in recent years”, says Valerie Baslé.
“It is a balanced wine, aged for 18 months in barrels and is rather ripe fruit”. The 2011 was “more complicated” to design, because of the unpredictable weather. “Here we are on more fresh fruit with silky tannins. Barrel aging has been shorter than in 2010. Its nose engages on pretty black fruits, with notes of plum and a touch of cocoa and licorice”. As for 2012, it was also rewarded in other wine competitions, Valerie Baslé describes it as “soft and charming”.