Château Carbonnieux white is a legendary wine. 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.
The clay–limestone of Garonne gravel found in the Pessac-Léognan Appellation certainly produces the best dry white wines in the Bordeaux region. When young, Carbonnieux white wines are delightfully refreshing and pure with a fruity, floral intensity. When mature they develop hints of dried and candied fruits giving scope for a large range of gastronomic pairings. The batches which will form part of this “cru classé” will be blended so as to induce an excellent complicity between the grape varieties. The chosen Semillon grapes will add structure to the liveliness of the Sauvignon grapes by giving them roundness and volume on the palate.
Fermenting and aging in oak barrels (225 or 400L) and oak vats (30 or 50hL). 25% new oak - 10 months with lees stirring.Blend of 65% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Semillon.
A pale yellow color, very pure with slightly green tints. The nose is young, revealing freshness and the whole personality of the white Sauvignon in its savoury aromas of intense citrus fruit. The attack, lively and chiseled, is followed by a fine volume on the palate coming from the already present roundness of the Semillon. The woodiness is mellowed leaving pride of place to the aromas of juicy white fruit (pear, peach...). The end is divine.
Producer: Château Carbonnieux
Varietal: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc
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