Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
Cheverny and Touraine from the Infamous Clos du Tue-Boeuf.
Thierry Puzelat loves goats.


Since the Middle Ages, there have been records about the lieu-dit “le Tue-Boeuf” and its excellent wines which were enjoyed by the local nobility and the kings of France; the family name Puzelat is mentioned in 15th century documents. History, though, is not the story here. It’s about two brothers, Jean-Marie and Thierry Puzelat, who tend their 10-hectare family estate in Les Montils (part of the Cheverny AOC) and rent four hectares in a village nearby to produce AOC Touraine.


This interview with Thierry Puzelat stems from a series of emails from October 2010.


This visit at Clos du Tue-Boeuf took place in July, 2013.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by John Kafarski and Jules Dressner.


A.O.C Touraine/VDF "P'tit Blanc Du Tue Boeuf"
Soil: clay and limestone
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc from purchased organic fruit around the Cher
Vinification: native yeast, stainless steel fermentation and aging, slight filtation before bottling.


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