Chateau La Louviere White Pessac-Leognan 1996

Bordeaux White Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

Price: $34.99
Item No. 7259

Winemaker's Notes

The white wine, a blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, is dry, delicately vigorous and rich, possessing great aromatic complexity combining oak aromas and intense fruit flavours. It is a perfect example of the great dry white wines of Pessac-Léognan in the Graves.

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Located fourteen kilometers south of the city of Bordeaux, in the heart of the Pessac-Leognan appellation, Chateau La Louviere's history goes back seven centuries. Records show that wine was already made there in 1310. However, the vineyard as we know it today dates from the early 16th century. In 1620, the Carthusian monks who inherited the estate contributed their experience...

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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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