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Chateau de Rouillac, Blanc, Pessac-Leognan 2016 (1x 75cl)

 A complex and aromatic nose of elderberry, passion fruit, jasmine and ripe peach. The palate is steely yet luxurious,showing harmonious balance and finesse on the finish.

 
£33.60

Chateau Lamothe Bouscaut Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2017 (1x 75cl)

Awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their July 2019 Bordeaux supplement, in the article "My Top 20 Dry White Bordeaux" by Andy Howard MW (see blue link below).

Chateau Lamothe Bouscaut Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2017 - July 2019 Decanter review

Château Lamothe Bouscaut is located in the village of Cadaujac and dates back to the 12th century. In 1999 it was acquired by its neighbour, Château Bouscaut, owned by Sophie Lurton and Laurent Cogombles. The vineyards measure a total of nine hectares and are mainly comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.

The vines of Lamothe-Bouscaut are on average 35 years old and grow on deep, gravel soils near the Garonne River. The vineyards are planted to red with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, and for the whites 20% Semillon and 80% Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyards are managed sustainably in order to respect the environment. Labouring the soils and keeping ground cover between rows is essential, with spraying reduced to a minimum. The vines are Guyot-trained and are looked after by five vineyard workers.

The grapes were hand harvested. The bunches of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon were pressed and the juce partially racked and chilled for 24 hours. Afterwards, the must was transferred to oak barrels, of which 30% was new, where it was vinified on its fine lees. After fermentation, the wine was aged for eight months in oak with bâtonnage taking place once a month.

The nose offers fresh citrus and floral notes. On the palate, it is well-rounded, with grapefruit and pineapple flavours. The oak is subtle and well-integrated, giving the wine good body and balance, with a long and elegant finish.

£25.75

Chateau Lestrille Capmartin, Bordeaux Blanc 2016 (1x75cl)

Château Lestrille Capmartin wines are full bodied, with structure and personality. The Château is located at the northern point of the Entre-Deux-Mers appellation in the small town of St. Germain du Puch between Libourne and Bordeaux.

Following the philosophy that winemaking lies in the vineyard itself, sustainable winegrowing practices are used in order to respect the balance of the soil. Talented winemaker Estelle Roumage combines strict selection, with a tailor-made approach to vinification. Each parcel is vinified with minimal intervention to respect and optimise the characteristics of the vintage and terroir, with subtle oak ageing, creating charming wines with the utmost appeal. Vineyard The vineyards are cultivated according to la lutte raisonnée, using sustainable agriculture methods, reducing the use of chemicals in order to respect the land and its environment. The soils in the vineyard have a high clay and silt content.

Sauvignon Gris 55%, Semillon 39%, Sauvignon Blanc 6%. The grapes were picked at full maturity and carefully sorted. A maceration took place for eight hours with a cold stabilisation and yeast inoculation being carried out in tank. The fermentation took place in new oak and the wine was then aged on its fine lees with frequent bâtonnage, imparting texture and complexity to the resulting wine. The wine was bottled after 10 months.

Beautiful rich and creamy wine showing green apple and spice flavours through to a lovely, long finish. Classy, elegant and full of flavour. A smooth, ripe wine bursting with white peach flavours and suberb lemon freshness. Concentrated apricot flavours on the palate are  generously kissed by spicy wood and the palate finishes with a long rich, toasty note. A classy and elegant white Bordeaux. 

£15.05

Chateau Lestrille, Entre-deux-Mers 2018 (1x 75cl)

At Château Lestrille, Estelle Roumage makes modern, fruit-driven wines. They use sustainable winegrowing practices to respect the balance of the soil as they believe the essence of winemaking lies in the vineyard itself. They vinify each plot on their 45-hectare property separately with tailor-made precision. The Château is located at the northern point of the Entre-Deux-Mers appellation in the small town of St. Germain du Puch between Libourne and Bordeaux.

The vineyards are cultivated according to la lutte raisonnée using sustainable methods and reducing the amount of chemicals used in order to respect the land and its environment. The vineyard soils are predominantly clay and limestone.

The grapes were harvested at optimum maturity, followed by skin contact and a cold stabilisation. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel vats, followed by maturation in stainless steel, for a period of five months. This wine was vinified with the utmost care, respecting the grape varieties, their aroma and flavour profiles and the wine's ultimate personality.

Sauvignon Blanc 85%, Muscadelle 15%.

A refreshing white Bordeaux showing crystalline lemon fruit and a clean, zesty flavour. A fantastic blend bringing intense aromas of citrus, lime and pear on the nose. Unveiling an expressive mineral character on the palate, this wine is lively with good length and shows remarkable balance.

£12.45

Chateau Sainte Marie Entre-Deux-Mers (Vielles Vignes) 2018 (1x 75cl)

Château Sainte-Marie is located in the middle of the prime wine-growing Entre-Deux-Mers area between the Dordogne and Garonne rivers. The ideally oriented plots stretch across two hills with perfect exposure to the sun on some of the highest land in the Gironde département.

The fruit, whose amazing quality improves continuously, is picked from old vines, whose yield is carefully controlled, including a plot of more than a hundred-year-old Semillon and Merlot vines.

The distinctive inherent quality of Château Sainte-Marie wines results from the wide diversity of soils in which their vines are cultivated. The abundant variety of terroirs provides scope for selection that is worthy of very great wines. Their quest to enhance this variety led us to search beyond the geographical boundaries of the estate for satellite plots several kilometres apart. Thanks to thorough geological characterisation of candidate plots, we have succeeded in combining plots with complementary soil types.

See blue link below for the fiche technique/technical note from the winemakers at Château Sainte-Marie.

Château Sainte-Marie Entre-Deux-Mers - fiche technique

70% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon, 5% Muscadelle.

Striking for its outstanding bouquet of pretty white flowers and pink grapefruit. Its elegant, characteristic nose is very nicely balanced. Multiple layers on the palate. Beautiful aroma of passion fruit, grapefruit and a little oak. Same exotic fruit character in mouth with zingy acidity and just a touch of creaminess. Pure finish with some complexity. Delicious!

£12.05

Graves Blanc, Chateau des Gravieres 2018 (1x 75cl)

This family-owned winery is located in Portets, which is both a port and a village in Gironde rooted in the heart of the Graves region, the birthplace of the appellation. The wine of Château des Gravières is made in a traditional way, in compliance with the traditions they have inherited from their ancestors. Year after year, the vineyard has expanded without losing sight of their ideals, i.e., a deep involvement in their passion: from grape growing and grape harvesting to the winemaking and sale of the wines they produce.

The vineyard used to produce the Graves Blanc is approximately 3 hectares in size. The soils is predominantly made up of pebbles (80%) and limestone (20%). The average age of the vines here is ~35 years. 

The grapes are harvested by hand. Winemaking is done in a controlled temperature environment of 15°C and the wine is left to age on its lees for 6 months before being bottled.

This wine is made using 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Semillon.

The Château des Gravières Graves Blanc is pale yellow in colour with beautiful bright reflections, a beautiful finesse, with aromas delicately floral and fruity, the palate is fresh, with a long finish. It has a very nice balance, is both fragrant, fresh and supple.

£11.70

Le G de Chateau Guiraud 2017 (1x 75cl)

Awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their July 2019 Bordeaux supplement, in the article "My Top 20 Dry White Bordeaux" by Andy Howard MW (see blue link below).

Le G De Chateau Guiraud 2017 - July 2019 Decanter review

For a full description of this wine, we would direct you to the data sheet/fiche technique from Château Guiraud themselves (click blue link below)

Le G De Chateau Guiraud 2017 - fiche technique

£17.75
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