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Dry White Bordeaux

With more and more Sauvignon Blanc being planted, traditional dry white Bordeaux, with its focus on Semillon, is becoming less common. The Semillon adds depth and richness which with time can take on an almost Burgundian character.

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  • Château Fourcas Dupré 2016, Grand Vin Blanc Sec, Bordeaux, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    Château Fourcas Dupré 2016, Grand Vin Blanc Sec, Bordeaux, 12.5% vol, 75cl

    BB05

    The origins of Fourcas Dupré can be traced back to the mid 19th century when, in 1843, the lawyer Jean Baptiste Antoine Dupré, a member of the Bordeaux Appeal Court, bought the property.

     

    The estate is now run by Patrice Pagès, nephew of the late Marc Pagès of Château La Tour de By.

     

    The white wine is a new departure for this fine Listrac property. It is produced from grapes from a 1.2 hectare vineyard situated on the side of the gravel ridge where most of the property’s vines are sited. 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Semillon, the grapes are hand picked and fermented in oak barriques followed by ageing in wood with regular bâtonage (lees stirring) to add real depth of flavour and mouthfeel to the wine.

     

    Pale straw in colour, the nose is fresh with citrus notes and hints of exotic fruits. The palate is dry with full, ripe fruit supported nicely by firm balancing acidity.

     

    £21.06

  • Château Lamothe-Bouscaut Blanc 2014, Pessac-Léognan Sophie Lurton & Laurent Cogombles, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Château Lamothe-Bouscaut Blanc 2014, Pessac-Léognan Sophie Lurton & Laurent Cogombles, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    BB18

    Situated in Cadaujac, Château Lamothe-Bouscaut is an old  wine estate dating back to the 17th century and beyond. The 12 hectare estate was bought by neighbouring Château Bouscaut in 1999 and is now part of the Lurton empire.

     

    The white wine is from 35 year old Sauvignon Blanc (70%) and Semillon (30%) vines grown on limestone, clay and gravel soils.

     

    Fermentation is in temperature-controlled stainless steel followed by 6-10 months in old oak.

     

    Pale gold in appearance, the nose has aromas of exotic fruits and hints of vanilla. On the palate, the wine is dry, fresh and rounded with great depth and balancing acidity. The finish is very long.

     

    £24.60

  • Château Bouscaut 2013 Blanc, Grand Cru-Classé de Graves, Pessac-Léognan, Sophie Lurton & Laurent Cogombles, 13% vol, 75cl

    Château Bouscaut 2013 Blanc, Grand Cru-Classé de Graves, Pessac-Léognan, Sophie Lurton & Laurent Cogombles, 13% vol, 75cl

    The origins of this estate date back to the 17th century, but more recently, Bouscaut was acquired in 1979 by Lucien Lurton, a well known Bordeaux winemaker who already owned at least ten other prestigious châteaux throughout Bordeaux. Today the estate is run by Sophie Lurton, Lucien’s daughter and her husband Laurent Cogombles. Laurent  is also the present president of the appellation Pessac-Léognan.

     

    There are 47 hectares under vine.  The barrel fermented white is a mix of 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Sémillon, from 150 year old rootstock grown on clay and gravel soils.

     

    The grapes were picked by hand and carefully sorted in the vineyard before arriving at the winery. Vinification was in oak barrels, 40% of which were new, with regular batonnage (stirring of the lees) to add depth and integration of the wood into the wine. The finished wine was then aged for 12 months in wood – 30% of which was new.

     

    Light golden in colour with a fresh and intense nose with flinty mineral notes, fine oak, roasted nuts, grapefruit, peaches and citrus notes. The palate is fresh and vibrant with juicy fruit and fine balancing minerality in the long finish.

    £50.88