• Closure: Cork
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 12.0%
  • Grape: 80% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Natural: Organic

$28.99 $23.99 elsewhere $28.99

Regions : Bordeaux

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80% Semillon & 20% Sauvignon Blanc

The 10ha Domaine du Seuil is near the medieval village of Rions overlooking the river Garonne. Around 2/3 of the vineyards is red grapes and the remaining planted with up to 80 year old vines of 80% Semillon & 20% Sauvignon Blanc. Partially fermented in new oak. The flavours combine green grassy/herbal notes with lemon, lanolin and lime marmalade and a touch of smoke. The wine has some weight and texture form the oak and finishes fresh and clean. New Zealand’s most well known equivalents are Te Mata’s Cape Crest and Pegasus Bay’s Sauvignon Semillon.

Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"The vines are planted on a south-facing slope over looking the Garonne river above the medieval village of Rions. There are 10.0 hectares (6.6 hectares of red and 3.4 hectares of white). Some of the vines are up to 80 years old and yields are kept low (40hl/hectare) reflecting a preference for higher quality grapes with greater intensity of flavour at harvest time. The vineyards are predominantly gravelly slopes, ensuring excellent drainage. The small amount of clay present between the pebbles constitutes just enough water heat of summer.

The white wines are made from 80% Semillon (the oldest Bordeaux grape variety) and 20% Sauvignon Blanc). The grapes are both hand and machine harvested depending on weather conditions and grape quality. The grapes pass through a quality control triage system and are de-stemmed, then pressed gently in a state-of-the-art pneumatic press. Approximately 70% of the crop is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel cuvees and 30% in new oak barrels.

The wine is bottled approximately 9 months after vintage to retain all the fresh fruity flavours and aromas. The Bordeaux Blanc is pale yellow in colour, with green highlights. The bouquet is strong and characterful, with aromas of broom flower, citrus fruit, peaches, and apricots. The wine is elegant, delicate and quite vivacious on the palate."

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