Olivier Bernard and his team have undertaken to make this wine one of the jewels of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, with an outstanding potential.
In order to do so, they use the same methods as the finest great growths: ploughing the soil; sustainable viticulture; plot-by-plot vineyard management; hand picking and careful sorting of grapes; grape transfer by gravity into small 50-80 hectolitre fermentation vats; finely-tuned extraction; malolactic fermentation; ageing in barrel on lees, and so on.
Notes and Reviews
The Wine Cellar Insider (90)
Crisp lemon-lime with hints of waxy citrus rind, this wine reflects a sweetness in the fruit and packs a zippy acidity in the finish.
|Grape Varieties||Sauvignon blanc, Semillon|
|Age of Vines||28 years old|
|Vinification||Manual harvest before pressing, no skin contact. Fermentation in oak barrels on fine lees with batonnage. No MLF.|
|Elevage||10 months in barrels|
|Soil Type||Gravel and sand over clay|