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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Chateau de Reignac Blanc 2005
Chateau de Reignac Blanc 2005
(search item no. 101745)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $17.99

Winemaker's Notes:

60% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Semillon, 5% Muscadelle from 22 year old vines.

The consulting Enologist is Michel Rolland. In the vineyard, we practiced bud thinning, double leaf thinning, hand-picking into small baskets and double sorting before and after de-stemming. 2005 is a fantastic vintage for this exceptional Bordeaux Blanc!

My Notes:

About Château de Reignac:

Château de Reignac sits atop the highest point in the parish of Saint Loubes, overlooking a 135-hectare clay and gravel rise that includes a single 80-hectare block of vines.

The original château was built by Seigneur Baude de Peyron in the 16th century. It was remodeled in the 18th and 19th centuries. In the late 1800s, a central courtyard was added that features his signature wrought iron railings and in 1868, a remarkable greenhouse was designed by Gustave Eiffel.

The present owners, Yves and Stephanie Vatelot, purchased Reignac in 1990 and have worked continuously ever since to restore the estate to its former glory while introducing numerous innovations. The world-renowned Michel Rolland is their consulting oenologist.

"Reignac is the standard bearer for what can be achieved by a passionate proprietor who cuts yields to a minimum, and does everything right in the cellar. Reignac is the leading candidate for the finest generic Bordeaux produced year in and year out. It can compete favorably with classified growths..."
- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate