Thursday, 30 October 2008

TN : Chateau de Chantegrive 2005, White Wine, Graves, Bordeaux, France

In 1966, Henri and Françoise Lévêque acquired a few plots of vines in the commune of Podensac. During the coming 40 years more plots have been added. Chateau de Chantegrive now has 97 hectares under vine. It is situated in the Graves appellation and is a member of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux.

14 hectares of vines are used to produce this wine. The average age of the vines is 30 years. The soil is sand and gravel over limestone and clay subsoil. The cepage is 50 % Sauvignon Blanc and 50 % Semillon. Harvest is by hand using successive sortings. The grapes are pressed and then fermented at low temperature in thermoregulated stainless steel vats. 70,000 bottles are produced annually.

Colour : Lemon

Aroma : Wood, lemon, oranges, gooseberry

Taste : Creamy, wood on finish, lemon, slight orange and honey, blackcurrant leaf

Alcohol : 12.5%

Price : 170 SEK

Mark : B

Website : Chateau de Chantegrive

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