Wine Type White Wine
Style Crisp, Dry Whites
Sub Region Graves
Grower Name Château Pont de Brion
Grape Variety Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
Jascots tasting note...
" We were happy enough with Pont de Brion's 2008, but if anything the 2009 is even better. it's a blend of a third Sémillon and two thirds Sauvignon Blanc, matured in equal portions of new and second use French barriques. Brimming with pineapple and grapefruit flavours, this is smooth-textured, fresh, ripe and rich, and an evocative and interesting alternative to Sancerre or Pouilly-Fumé Château Pont de Brion Château Pont de Brion was founded in 1931 by Paul Dauvin. Situated in Langon in Graves to the south of Bordeaux, the property initially consisted of 2 hectares. The property was extended to 7 hectares in 1957 and today the forth generation, Pascal and Chantale Molinari, manage the 23 hectares of vineyards that make up Pont de Brion.The soil is a mixture of sandy-clay and gravel, giving finesse and complexity to the wines. All the grapes are harvested by hand and go through a traditional fermentation. "
Goes great with...
Fish & Shellfish, Roast Chicken & Roast Turkey
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About The Region Bordeaux View All Wines From This Region
Bordeaux is a region in south-west France bisected by the river Gironde Estuary, producing high quality red, white and sweet wines. The region can be split into two distinct styles on different sides of the river, 'left bank' and 'right bank'. On the left bank the vineyards are typically free-draining gravel soils, while the left bank has a higher proportion of clay. Bordeaux as a whole enjoys a continental-maritime climate.
Red wines are typically a blend of grape varieties. Wines from the left bank of the river are usually the traditional 'Bordeaux Blend' of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, while those from the right bank are typically Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Dry and sweet white wines are made from a blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, although some dry whites are produced using 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
About The Grape Variety Sauvignon Blanc View All Wines With This Grape
Sauvignon Blanc is a high quality white grape whose spiritual home is France, and more specifically the Loire Valley, where it produces crisp, acidic wines with green and citrus fruit flavours, and a hallmark streak of minerality in the best examples.
In more recent years, the variety has been adopted by New Zealand as their signature white variety, showing concentrated gooseberry, citrus and stone fruit flavours. New Zealand Sauvignon, especially that from the Marlborough region, has become an 'instant classic' and is a must on all good wine lists and home cellars. The variety has also come to prominence in Chile and South Africa and is also a key ingredient in many of the great sweet wines of the world.