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Bordeaux Blanc, 2018. Chateau La Rose Du Pin

Bordeaux Blanc, 2018. Chateau La Rose Du Pin

Item #: B0420W1IF
Vintage: 2018
Varietal: Bordeaux Blanc
Vineyard/Appellation: AOC Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux, France
Color: Very Pale
Nose: Granite, Chalk, White Peach
Palate: Swirling Peach, Lime
Finish: Long, Extracted
Rating: 96
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2022/Shellfish, Fowl/13% Alcohol by Volume

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When scientists hear the word limestone, they think of sedimentary rock, fossilized sea matter, and calcium carbonate. Say chalk to a teachers, and they think writing. Say these words to a wine person, and we get thirsty. Add Sauvignon Blanc, and we get really thirsty.

That's the grape and soil makeup at La Rose du Pin, and it doesn't get any better. There's something about this combination that is magical, and they should know. They've been making wine for over 150 years, and their 35 acres of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon prove it.

La Rose du Pin is in the center of Bordeaux, known for its spectacular white wines grown in the Entre-Deux-Mers, "between two seas." That's not just a name which reflects its geography; it also says how special this place is. Grapes love to be grown on land that was formerly a body of water. The remains of what lived in that water are some of the best soil on Earth in which to grow them, especially Sauvignon Blanc.

The grapes here are picked early in the morning and immediately crushed with skin contact for 24 hours. This procedure helps intensity the flavors and, along with the soil, present a gripping finish. The stone fruit and dried fig mix with mango and guava to offer an unbelievable array of flavors to match saut?ed shrimp with ginger and lime or crab coquettes in mint pesto.