Family owned since 1950, they now have 80 hectares over three properties. This is their entry level ‘party wine’ white Bordeaux, fresh, fruity but exotic with a steeliness and mineral spine unlike Marlborough. 50% Semillon, 35% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Sauvignon Gris.
Tropical and fresh with a savoury and nutty edge. There is also a crystalline like purity to this wine that makes it quite charming. This is definitely a drink now wine and will do well with oysters, scallops and mild cheeses.
Situated near the Atlantic coast of France and is shaped by the Gironde, Dordogne and Garonne rivers. Cool conditions and frequent rainfall, including during harvest time, makes Bordeaux quite a marginal region with vintages frequently ruined by rain or saved from the rain at the last minute by timely sunshine.
A somewhat shy variety that is most famous for balancing Sauvignon Blancs overt tendencies in table wines and sauternes styles. It found a home in the Hunter where the early picked wines can live for 50 years.
Hero to many, weed to many more. Sauvignon Blanc sure does divide people. The pure expression of Sauvignon fruit is a stunning and exuberant array of tropical fruits with ripe herbs and plant material. It excels in the chalk, clay and sand of the Loire as well as the wonderful vineyards in Bordeaux for dry white and Sauternes production where Semillon curbs its outgoing nature.