CUVÉE BLANC SEC

Appellation: A.O.C. Bordeaux Blanc Sec
Production area: Sainte-Croix-du-Mont
Soil: clay-limestone hillsides containing agglomerates of fossils of marine origin (oysters, shells, pebbles)
Orientation: South – South-East
Surface in production: 17 hectares
Density: 5.500 vine / hectare
Grape: Sémillon (40%), Sauvignon (60%)
Average age of the vine: 20 years old
Harvest: manual harvesting of the first parcels of white to be matured
Assembly: Sémillon (40%), Sauvignon (60%)

Winemaking:
traditional in tanks on lees, temperature control. Bottled at the end of the winter and marketed in the spring to enjoy its freshness.
Duration of fermentation: 12 to 15 days
Yield: 60 hl/ha
Annual production: 1.020 hl

Tasting:
Château Bel Air Blanc Sec has a pale yellow color, limpid and brilliant. Complex notes, mineral, citrus (Sauvignon), yellow fruits (Sémillon), flower and spices (Muscadelle) dominate the nose. The attack on the palate is frank, the aromas are subtle with a finish of fruits and spices, nervous with a lot of freshness, an interesting fat and good persistence.

Wine pairing:
Serve very fresh between 8°C and 10°C, as an aperitif, on a picnic, as an accompaniment to oysters, shells, grilled fish…

Medals:
Silver Medal – Concours de Paris – Millésime 2011

Vintage: 2012/2013/2014
Public price: 8,00€ by bottle (VAT incl. – cellar departure)