Bordeaux, France, White blends, White wines

Chateau Bonnet Blanc 2007

Winemaker: Laurent Le Dez (cellarmaster)
André Lurton – oversees the operations
Grapes: 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon and 10% Muscadette.
Region: Entre-deux-mers, Bordeaux, France

Monsieur André Lurton, one of the largest producers in the region, very skilled and influential man started with a single vision. He wanted to discover best terroires within the region of Bordeaux and produce the highest quality wines.

The long list of different syndicates, councils or federations that he is member, director or founder of, speaks for itself. He never gave up on protecting a treasure of Bordeaux and quality of its wines.

Today, with the help of 170 employees he manages total 630 hectares of vineyards, 11 estates at 4 different Bordeaux appellations. Among his many appellations are the most prestigious, Cru Classe estates in Margaux or Pessac-Léognan. Meeting him in person, despite all his titles and achievements, he is a very humble and pleasant gentleman.

Obviously, such an estate can’t be run by 1 person, it is in fact a collective effort. Vignobles André Lurton is run by a young, dynamic team of highly-skilled managers. Each and every one is attentive, rational, discreet and modest. Understandably, André Lurton entrusts them with his total confidence.

“I am a dedicated winemaker who has been searching for the best soils and micro-climates in Bordeaux for over fifty years in order to produce outstanding wines. I personally oversee work in my vineyards as well as all stages of wine production, combining traditional expertise with the latest technology. My name on the label is a guarantee of irreproachable quality, recognized around the world.”

André Lurton

Tasting notes:
This lovely blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle (a typical varieties for Bordeaux white wines) is well balanced and refreshing. Citrus aromas with delicate grapefruit hints of Sauvignon Blanc are perfectly mixed with very aromatic Semillon and Muscadelle, bringing to the blend white peaches or melon flavors. Expressing fruit, yet balanced acidity. This wine is be a compliment to seafood or salad dishes.

Dry – Off dry – Medium sweet – Sweet
Light – Medium – Full body
No oak – Aged in oak
Retail price: under $ 12.00

Ideal food pairing:
Seafood party salad, Spanish canoes, Party tomatoes with marinated feta, My happy tilapia

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