Chateau de France Pessac­ Léognan

Tasting Note:

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.

 

Bordeaux, France

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).

Chateau de France Pessac­ Léognan

White
£38.00
Chateau de France Pessac­ Léognan

Chateau de France Pessac­ Léognan

White
£38.00
£38.00

Tasting Note:

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.

 

Bordeaux, France

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).