Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
6 x 75cl * 13.0% ABV * Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
Château Carbonnieux was founded in the 13th century by the Benedictine monks of Sainte-Croix Abbey. Château Carbonnieux is located in the Pessac-Léognan appellation and is one of the oldest châteaux in Bordeaux. In 1956, Marc Perrin acquired the château, which became a cru classé in 1959 in both red and white. It is said that in the 18th century it was introduced to the Sultan of Constantinople’s palace because of its clarity and was called “mineral water from Carbonnieux”, thus defying the Islamic law.
Produced from vineyards spread over a mosaic of terroirs ranging from clay-limestone to Günzian gravel, 45 hectares are given over to white grape varieties and vines average 30 years old. Since 2021, 25% of the vineyard has been farmed organically; the entire vineyard has been awarded level 3 High Environmental Value certification.
Despite the low yields of 2022, the quality was exceptional. After hand-picking, the grapes underwent a double selection, both on the vine and on a sorting table. Fermentation took place in barrels and tuns over 12 days, before the wine was aged in barrels (25% of which were new) for around 10 months, with stirring of the lees.
This Bordeaux Blanc pairs well with raw or cooked fish, seafood, foie gras, white meat, exotic dishes, cheese, fruit dessert.
Drink 2022 - 2040.