Sauvignon Blanc, 2016. Chateau Cru Godard

Sauvignon Blanc, 2016. Chateau Cru Godard

Item #: B1018W1IF
Vintage: 2016
Varietal: Bordeaux
Vineyard/Appellation: A.O.C. Cotes de Bordeaux, France
Color: Bright Straw
Nose: White Peach, Herbs
Palate: Dense Spice, Peach
Finish: Richly Textured Spice, Citrus
Rating: 98
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2020/Vegetarian, Light Meats/12.0 % Alcohol by Volume
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Godard is one of those chateaux where, the more you read about it, the farther your jaw drops. It is run by the Duclot family of wineries, which also owns Chateau Petrus in Pomerol, probably the most famous, and certainly the most expensive, chateau in Bordeaux.

With that kind of firepower, there are no limits to what you can do when you want to. And the folles at Duclot want to make their mark for quality, as they have done for literally centuries. Chateau Cru Godard is no exception.

The chateau is not only completely organic, but also biodynamic. Unlike organic farming, biodynamism is more like a religion with almost a cult following. The concept came into being from the work of an Austrian scientist, Rudolph Steiner, around the turn of the 20th Century. His premise was that the soil is the most important part of the equation and should be dealt with using all the forces that surround it. This includes the position of the sun and planets. While it is difficult to quantify his theories, many of the most prestigious wineries in the world have adopted them with glowing results.

Biodynamic or not, our selection is nothing but pure joy. Made from 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% S?millon, it surprisingly has 20 months of oak aging, yet no appreciable oak component. Instead, there is a purity of stone fruit and tropical flavors mixed with spice and herbs for a mesmerizing experience.