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Château les Vergnes A.o.c. Bordeaux Blanc Sec 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

The Sauvignon grapes are macerated on the skins, while a pneumatic press extracts the juice from the Muscadelle and Semillon varieties. A preliminary clarification process is carried out by leaving the must to settle for 48 hours in cold conditions. It is then fermented in stainless-steel vats. Temperatures are controlled to keep the must below 20°C and ensure that all its flavour is preserved. Once fermentation is complete, the wine is stored on the fine lees for about 6 months. The result is a white wine of character with excellent potential to develop over time.

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Château Les Vergnes:
On the sloping plateau of Les Lèves, close to the fortified town of Sainte-Foy la Grande, Château Les Vergnes gets its name from the alder trees that surround it. Acquired in 1986 from the Maréchal Leclerc de Hautecloque family, it is the perfect expression of UniVitis winemaking expertise. The buildings are laid out around a central courtyard and date back to the beginni... Read more
On the sloping plateau of Les Lèves, close to the fortified town of Sainte-Foy la Grande, Château Les Vergnes gets its name from the alder trees that surround it. Acquired in 1986 from the Maréchal Leclerc de Hautecloque family, it is the perfect expression of UniVitis winemaking expertise. The buildings are laid out around a central courtyard and date back to the beginning of the 19th century. Some buildings on the estate go back much further in time, however, such as the mill, the wash-house and the dovecote. Since it was bought by Univitis, the vineyard of Château Les Vergnes has been restored to its original size. It now covers some 130 hectares (320 acres) in a single strecht. 88 Ha (217 acres) are dedicated to red and rosé wines, 42 Ha (103 acres) to white wines. Soils are various: clay-limestone with large clay outcrops locally for the red varietals, silt-clay for the whites. Grape varieties are the traditional Bordeaux ones. Merlot covers 40% of the total production surface, Cabernet Franc 14%, Cabernet Sauvignon 14%, Sauvignon blanc 17%, Muscadelle 5% and Semillon 10%. Average age of the vineyard is 20 years. Since 2005, Château les Vergnes is qualified as an integrated farming Estate. Read less

Tasting Notes:

Very elegant scents of fruit and flowers with perfect balance. Intense, well structured and harmonious on the palate. The freshness and personality of the wine are a delight when it is drunk young, but it is only after 2 or 3 years that it is really at its best.

The Sauvignon grapes are macerated on the skins, while a pneumatic press extracts the juice from the Muscadelle and Semillon varieties. A preliminary clarification process is carried out by leaving the must to settle for 48 hours in cold conditions. It is then fermented in stainless-steel vats. Temperatures are controlled to keep the must below 20°C and ensure that all its flavour is preserved. Once fermentation is complete, the wine is stored on the fine lees for about 6 months. The result is a white wine of character with excellent potential to develop over time.

Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable

280 000 bottles produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged in Steel.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 12.5%

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