Tuesday, 21 April 2009

TN : Tentation du Chateau Le Bourdillot 2006, White Graves, Bordeaux, France

This wine is a blend of 70% Semillion and 30% Sauvingon. It has been partly fermented in French oak barrels and then aged for 7 months in oak. It was bottled with a light filtering.

The wine won a gold medal at the Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Aquitaine in 2007.

Chateau Le Bourdillot is an old wine producing estate that dates to at least 1818 and is located in the heart of the Graves region, southeast of the city of Bordeaux. The Chateau was aquired by the Haverlan family in 1906 and today fourth generation owner, Patrice Haverland manages the estate.

In 1958, a vine root was discovered in the vineyard in the form of Jesus Christ. This imate was affixed to a cross and blessed by the Bishop of Rhodesia during the 1959 Easter celebrations. This “Jesus of the Vines” is one of the curiosities of the estate.

Colour : Palish yellow

Aroma : Oak, minerals, lemon

Taste : Oak, crisp, minerals, lemon, nettles

Alcohol : 12%

Price : 105 SEK

Mark : B-