LES HAUTS DE LAGARDE BLANC-SEC
Winemaker: Lionel Raymond, Saint Laurent du Bois, France
Appellation: AOC Bordeaux
Varietal(s): 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Sémillon
Vineyard : Situated in Saint Laurent du Bois
Production Area: 35 hectares,
Yield per Vine & Hectare: 35 hl/ha
Production Area: A mild climate (due to the Atlantic Ocean). Lots of sunshine, and regular rain, the hillside situation and the clay-limestone soil, gravels offer the best conditions for the growth of the vines and the grapes.
Training system: The vineyard is held up by Guyot double (Bordeaux style) to obtain the best maturity and also to avoid phytosanitary disease. The vine is held up by wires
Analytical Data: 12.5%
Color: A pale yellow robe with green reflections.
Aroma: The dominance of Sauvignon Blanc reveals intense flavors of white flowers, citrus and white fruits.
Tasting Notes: While in the mouth the Semillon brings roundness, volume and richness with pleasant notes of citrus fruits. A fine liveliness leads to a great finale.
"Medium straw to pale gold. Aromas of white peach, lemon, honeydew, yellow watermelon, honeysuckle and creek stones. Dry and crisp with melon and ripe pear accented by bright lemon and lime zest. Hint of herbaceousness but driven by the fruit. Well balanced modern style". – tastings.com.
"Clean crisp flavors and feel the verticality even on the nose. Love the mouth watering aspect here, this is high acidity, but for me it is well matched by minerality and clean bracing citrus and honeydew. Lovely, with good structure". – Decanter Magazine
Enjoy With: Vegetable Platters, Oysters, Seafood, Fish, Appetizers, Grilled Salmon…
Serve at: 45º F
Notes / Certifications / Awards:
UPC: 1-85554 00090-1
Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2014
Beverage Testing Institute (BTI) –www.tastings.com
WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE
Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2013
A whiff from the glass of this white Bordeaux blend conjures up a sunny summer day with its scents of warm lemon lime and citrus.