Château De La Vieille Tour Bordeaux | Sauvignon Blanc Blend | France | 2019

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A fresh and mineral Bordeaux Sauivgnon Blanc, with an aromatic and crunchy minerality in the finish. Balanced and round on the palate. Serve well chilled as an aperitif or with fish.

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Winemaker: Château de la Vieille Tour
Varietal: 40% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Sauvignon Gris, 10% Muscadelle
Style: Organic. Traditional vinification. Some skin contact, varieties are vinified separately and all fermentations are done in stainless steel vats at cool temperatures. The wines are aged sur lie until blending and bottling.
Vintage: 2019
Alcohol: 13%
Sulfite Content: 22mg/l

$48.00



OUR WINEMAKER

Chateau De La Vieille

Helmed by the Boissonneau family for over 180 years, the 55-hectare vineyard at Château de la Vieille Tour produces organic wines in the Bordeaux region of France. The estate is located between the Garonne and the Dordogne on the slopes of Saint Michel de Lapujade, valued highly for its clay and limestone terroir.

Christian and Philippe Boissonneau have used organic farming techniques since 2007, and the results are delicious. Traditional vinification methods are used to produce crisp, fresh wines that pair beautifully with a range of foods and make great easy-drinking wines.

WHAT IS ORGANIC WINE?

Organic wines need organic grapes, so farmers eschew the use of artificial pesticides, chemical fertilizers and herbicides. The US and EU, two of the most prominent bodies in the organic wine certification game, have different rules regarding ‘organic’, particularly concerning the cellaring practices (which relates to how wines are stored before getting into the bottle).

So wine can be made with organically-grown grapes but needs to use organic yeast and avoid sulfites to be a USDA-certified organic wine. Similarly, complex rules exist in the EU, but total sulfite levels are limited (rather than banned). In both cases, the entire winemaking facility – and not just the farm – has to use organic practices.

That might seem complicated, but it’s easier if you just stick to the golden rule: follow the organic certification rules in respective winemaking regions. If possible, try to learn about the winemaker to see how they comply with organic legislation (or organic methods) in their country. If you ever get the chance, a visit to an organic farm is a fantastic opportunity to understand the sustainable vision of organic farmers.

DELIVERY

Our regular delivery days are every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1pm to 5pm. If you'd like a specific time outside of that, please let us know in the checkout notes.

Remember that if you're part of our Organic Wine Club, you can get discounted rates on both the wine and delivery – get in touch and we'll apply the discount for you.

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