2016 Chateau Tour Leognan BlancBlend from France
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"Overview: Château Tour Léognan is produced from young vines grown on the estate of Chateau Carbonnieux. Château Carbonnieux employs sustainable agriculture on all of its prope...
"Overview: Château Tour Léognan is produced from young vines grown on the estate of Chateau Carbonnieux. Château Carbonnieux employs sustainable agriculture on all of its properties, meaning all chemical insecticides, weed-killers, and acaricides are banned and replaced by environmentally friendly methods that better respect biodiversity and allow the vine plant to stimulate its own natural defenses.
Production Area: 5 ha
Soil: Deep gravel & clay-limestone
Average Age of the Vines: 10 years old
Grape Varietals: 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sémillon
Vinification: The grapes are hand harvested with great care, then gently crushed in oxygen-free conditions using a pneumatic press. After 3-4 days of settling in vats at low temperature, fermentation continues in barrels by batches, depending on the plots they originally came from.
Aging: The wine is matured in 30% new oak barrels for 9 months, with lees stirring which lends body and fullness to the wine. After blending, the wine is fined using a natural mineral clay. The wines are then bottled and left to rest in the cellars for a few months before delivery.
Annual Production: 30,000 bottles
Tasting Notes: This wine is a pure pleasure to drink; there are notes of citrus in the bouquet and a fleshy, elegant mouth feel. This lively and fruity blend is rounded out by the sweetness and fattiness of the Sémillon grapes.
Food Pairings: Oysters, fish, seafood, raclette, white meat, goat cheese, citrus desserts
Serving Temperature: 12- 14°C" -Winery
|Varietal(s)||Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon|
|Taste||grass, gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, melon, citrus, mineral, flint, fig, lemon, pear, saffron and bell pepper|
|Nose||apple, pear, kiwi, citrus, stone, grapefruit, melon, apricot, quince, honey, pineapple and cream|