Blind tasting review
Château La Gravière Blanc
Château La Gravière Blanc

Style Light white Old World Country France Price $8
Vintage tasted 2009 Grapes Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon

Overview Like their red counterparts, the white wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy reflect two ends of a stylistic spectrum. In this case the comparison is between the rich, full Chardonnay of Burgundy and the leaner, tauter Sauvignon Blanc of Bordeaux. The contrast is not quite as sharp as it might at first seem, though: as is typical, Château La Gravière’s white is a blend of the grassy, acidic Sauvignon Blanc and the fatter, almost oily Sémillon. It’s one of the great blends in the wine world.

Nose The nose is so aromatic and fruity that our blind tasters thought this wine might hail from New Zealand. Among the aromas are grapefruit, passion fruit, lemon, and lime.

Mouth There’s lots of fruit, along with a bit of vegetality, refreshing acidity, and a long citrus finish.
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