Château Puyanché Blanc sec 2018


Château Puyanché Blanc sec 2018
AOP Francs, Côtes de Bordeaux
Joseph took advice from the winemaker of the prestigious Graves property, Château Carbonnieux, when first making this wine and the results are superb.  It is made from 50 year old vines, using the classic Graves blend of 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Semillon. The vinification is started in stainless steel, and then the wine is transferred to oak barriques where it continues its fermentation. Battonage is used to maximise lees contact, enhancing the texture of the wine.
It is pale lemon in colour with a juicy, exotic-fruit nose and just a hint of oak. The palate has flavours of white peach, pineapple, grapefruit and marzipan.  There is surprising complexity and it is the match for a more expensive White Graves. Perfect now, but will last and develop in complexity over the next five years.

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