Chateau Haut Bergey Blanc 2009

Bordeaux White Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

Price: $39.99
Item No. 119997
  • RP93
  • WS92
  • WE90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • RP91
  • 2007
  • RP94
  • WS93
  • WE93
  • 2005
  • RP91
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

Chateau Haut Bergey is a fine, delicate white wine.

The white grapes are hand-picked. The white wine ferments in new barrels and develops on the lees. The frequency of batonnage varies according to the development of the wine. Finally, the white wine is aged in barrels of French oak for between 10 and 12 months.

Critical Acclaim

"Smoky brioche notes intermixed with honeyed grapefruit, lemon zest and hints of white currant, fennel and orange rind are all present in this dense, concentrated, impeccably well-made dry white. It should drink nicely for 10 or more years."
93 Points

"This has a very ripe, almost muscular core of creamed melon, meringue and lemon gelée, with the frame of chartreuse, quinine and chamomile providing contrast and balance. The long, lingering finish has nice cut. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Drink now through 2018."
92 Points

"A definite burnt character on the nose, but the fruit has proper richness, the wood perhaps showing too much high toast. The freshness should be kept and not lost in the wood.
Barrel Sample: 89-90 Points "
90 Points

Learn About Chateau Haut Bergey Map ItMap It

In the fifteenth century, the lord of La Louviere and Lord Olivier proceeded to land consolidation. Thus was born The Noble House of Pontey, today Chateau Haut-Bergey. In 1700, Sir John Francis Cresse, advisor to the parliament of Bordeaux makes his home. In 1772, the estate had 100 hectares of vines. A century later, the vineyard was abandoned and rebuilt the castle in 1850 is a...

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Learn About Pessac-Leognan

(PEH-sak lay-ohn-yawn) One of the top appellations within Graves, Pessac-Leognan is home to the only Graves chateau listed as a first growth in the 1855 Medoc classification - Chateau Haut-Brion. In fact, praise for the chateau dates back to the days of Thomas Jefferson, when, upon visiting the chateau in 1787, he bought 125 bottles for his cellar in Virginia. Notable Facts The...

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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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