Chateau le Puy Wine Dinners at Guy Savoy and Grand Hyatt – Singapore
Guy Savoy

The Amoreaux family, who have owned Chateau le Puy from father to son since 1610, will be in Singapore holding wine dinners on the 26th and 27th May Guy Savoy and The Grand Hyatt. This property lies on the same rock plateau as Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, in the Cotes de Bordeaux, hence planted largely to merlot with organic-biodynamic viticulture, well more to the point it has been this way since 1610! They will be serving up wines spanning from 2009 t0 1944, so for all you merlot fans in Singapore, should be most satisfying and enlightening with Mr & Mrs Jean-Pierre Amoreau hosting.

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