Country: France Region: Bordeaux
Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2018 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Chateau Bauduc
Owner operators and English ex-pats Gavin and Angela Quinney fell for the lovely Château Bauduc, some 15 miles from the city of Bordeaux, in 1999. The house and the winery are surrounded by 25 hectares of pretty vineyards, where they grow Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon for their white wines, along with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc for the reds and rosé. Some of their older vines date from 1947 and the family have replanted or planted 15 or so hectares more since 2000.
The estate’s Sauvignon Blanc has been the house white at Gordon Ramsay’s three Michelin star restaurant in London for the past nineteen years, a ‘special selection’ at Rick Stein’s for a decade and a half and, more recently, the house white at the über-trendy Hotel du Vin. Oz Clarke is a huge fan, stating, “Bordeaux needs another 100 Bauducs — and fast.”It is also listed at Maze Grill, The Savoy and Petrus, all top London Restaurants.
An unoaked Bordeaux Blanc packed with refined nettle and lemon grass zing and unripe nectarines. Crisp and dry, with well balanced acid and good finish. This has been the house white at Gordon Ramsay’s three Michelin star restaurant since 2000.
Enjoy on its own or with chicken, fish, seafood or salads.
Food Matches: Oysters / Shellfish / Chicken / Aperitif