Dourthe La Grande Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux, France

Price: $13.99
Item No. 119812
Style: Light & Crisp

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.

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Winemaker's Notes

Made entirely from Sauvignon Blanc, whose rich, aromatic character is backed by great structure. Thomas Drouineau selects grapes from diverse terroirs located to the north and east of the appellation, resulting in a palette of Sauvignon blanc aromas unparalleled in Bordeaux. The aromatic richness is enhanced by a highly specific vinification process, fine-tuned more than 20 years ago, consisting in maceration on the skins and low temperature fermentation. The wine is then aged on the fine lees, with batonnage, for 6 months, which strengthens the harmony of the wine and optimises the finesse and intensity of the resulting aromas.

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Learn About Dourthe

Vins et Vignoble Dourthe is one of the most recognized negociants in France. The terroirs of the Dourthe estates are among the finest in Bordeaux’s acclaimed appellations. On each estate, the quest for excellence is paramount. The result are wines that capture the unique terroir and essence of Bordeaux.

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 Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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