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Virginie de Valandraud blanc

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Always looking for new challenges, decision was made in 2000 to start growing a white vineyard , near Château Valandraud ’s own vineyard.

As a result, please meet a « haute couture » wine, every thing being done to reach our goal : creating a great white wine.

Blending may vary accoring to vintage, after a careful tasting.

The first vintages of this cuvée were sold with the label « Blanc de Valandraud N°2 », now revamped as Virginie de Valandraud blanc.

 

Technical information :

Surface : 4 hectares Solil: clayey limestone

Grape varieties: Sauvignon Gris 10%, Sauvignon Blanc 30%, Semillon 60 %

Age of the vines : plantation in 2000 manual harvest (in 3 episodes with sorting), cold storage

Vinification : 40 % stainless steel tanks and 60% 2 or 3 wines barrels Production: 15 000 bottles

 

Tasting notes :

The 2015 Virginie de Valandraud Blanc is a blend of 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon and 10% Sauvignon Gris. It has a welcoming bouquet of citrus fruit, peach skin and green apples that opens nicely in the glass. The palate is well balanced with bitter lemon and a touch of papaya on the entry, moderate depth and then a tempting peachy finish that will leave you with a smile on your face.

Neal Martin
The Wine Advocate

 

Notes :

Vintage 2011 :
Wine Spectator : 88-91/100

Vintage 2012 :
Wine Spectator : 90/100

Vintage 2013 :
Wine Spectator : 90/100

Vintage 2014 :
Wine Spectator : 89/100

Vintage 2015 :
Wine Advocate :89-91/100

Vintage 2016 :
Wine Advocate : 87-89/100

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