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Barons de Rothschild Reserve Speciale Bordeaux Blanc 2006

Barons de Rothschild Reserve Speciale Bordeaux Blanc 2006

Bordeaux White Blends from Bordeaux, France

Price: $17.29
Item No. 97671

Winemaker's Notes

Following the heat wave and drought of 2005, the 2006 vintage was much more suited to the production of excellent white Bordeaux: the winter was wet, the spring cold and the months of June and July were warm and dry. August was more temperate and favoured ripening, and most of the white varieties were harvested before the September rain. The 2006 whites are fresher, livelier and more aromatic than those of 2005.

Bright, pale straw-yellow in color. Intense and elegant, with good aromatic complexity (white flowers and citrus fruit, mineral notes). Good balance between body and liveliness, aromas of fresh fruit and a long finish. This is a wine for pleasure, intense and easy-drinking.

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Learn About Barons de Rothschild

In addition to the wines issued from their prestigious vineyards, Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) have been bottling for many years a range of wines which are pleasant to drink with friends. The Barons used to call these wines their reserves. It is to recover the spirit of these reserves that the top managers of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) decided to release the...

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Learn About Other Bordeaux

A few extra appellations: Bourg & Blaye These two appellations are just across the Gironde river from the Haut-Medoc - a bit northwest of St-Émilion and its satellites. Bourg is the smaller appellation, nestled under the much bigger Blaye. Both have AC status, Cotes de Bourg AC and Cotes de Blaye AC. One step up on the AOC chain is the Premieres Cotes de Blaye AC, producing...

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Learn About Bordeaux White Blends

Bordeaux White Blend
There's white wine in Bordeaux, too! Typically made from Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and bits of Muscadelle, white Bordeaux can be a fully dry table wine or, as in Sauternes, a deliciously sweet dessert wine. In other areas of the world, a Bordeaux blend consists primarily of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, either of which may be the predominant variety. Bordeaux blends can vary in style, but most have good acidity and often a mineral overtone.

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