Country: France Region: Entre Deux Mers, Bordeaux
Varietal: 40% Sauvignon Blanc - 20% Semillon - 20% Muscadelle - 20% Sauvignon Gris
Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Chateau de Fontenille
Vines have been grown at Fontenille since the 13th century anda pilgrimage route, protected by UNESCO, runs through the vineyards to the neighbouring Abbaye de la Sauve Majeure, whose monks tended the vines for hundreds of years... Stephane Defraine bought the property in 1989 and has gradually renovated the buildings and replanted and extended the vineyards. He now owns 42 hectares, of which 12 hectares are white wine varieties and 30 are red. The wines represent excellent value, with considerably more weight, interest and purity of fruit than other examples at this price.
Ageing Potential: 3-5 Years
Pale yellow with golden hints. On the nose it is very pure with aromas of citrus fruit and white peaches. The palate is medium in body and nicely balanced with zippy lemon flavours and a light peppery note on the lingering finish.
Food Matches: Pork / Chicken / White Fish