Château La Garde Blanc, Pessac-Léognan 2018


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Region: Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux - France

Grapes: 88% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% Sémillon

Color: Clear and bright in appearance.

Palate: Intense aromas of white flowers and citrus meld with a mineral dimension so typical of Sauvignon cultivated on limestone. Lively and revealing great poise on the palate. The wine develops a certain richness, influenced by Semillon cultivated on gravel, which harmonizes to perfection with the fresh finish. The 2018 vintage is a masterclass in purity and elegance from the great white wines of Château La Garde.

Located on one of the appellation's finest gravel outcrops, Château La Garde was one of the first vineyard estates to make a conscious commitment to preserve and protect the natural environment and adopt integrated viticulture. It is now "Terra Vitis" certified. It is an approach resulting in the production of premium quality grapes, and is fully mindful of both Man and the environment. The white wines of Château La Garde reveal an appealing personality on a par with the finest Pessac Leognan wines. The Sauvignon Blanc variety palys a leading role in the blend, and is sourced from a deep vein of limestone clay totally unique to the appellation. The Sauvignon develops rare, extremely precise aromatic expression, which enhances the generous Semillon cultivated on gravel.

Wine Enthusiast 92 Pts; Jamessuckling 94 Pts; Decanter 91 Pts; Wine Spectator 90-93 Pts