Shiny, limpid golden color. Bees wax, honey, peach and apricot aromas. Strong palate with good balance in terms of fat and acidity. The spicy aromas reappear with peppery flavours that are rare for a white wine. Intense finish.
Grapes: 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon
Food Match: White fish
A neighbouring estate to Château Fieuzal on the terrace of Léognan, Château de France has always projected immense potential, but it wasn't until Ilede France spirits distiller Bernard Thomassin purchased this 100 acre estate in 1971 that a proper course was charted for success as he methodically replanted the vineyard and restored and upgradedthe cellar. In 1987 the INAO designated Léognan and nine other communes as the new PessacLéognan appellation and included Château de France among its 60 elevated northern Graves estates. The wines are now receiving comparable and in some cases more glowing reviews to those of the appellation leaders costing from threetoten times the price (and beyond).