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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...

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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 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

Product Detail

Item # 107731
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Pessac-Leognan
Ratings
Vintage 2016
Color White
ABV 12.5%
Varietal(s) Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
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