Bordeaux Blanc, 2016. Petite Sirene

Bordeaux Blanc, 2016. Petite Sirene

Item #: B1219W1IF
Vintage: 2016
Varietal: Bordeaux Blanc
Vineyard/Appellation: A.O.C. Bordeaux, France
Color: Very Pale
Nose: White Peach
Palate: Fresh Herbs, Apricot
Finish: Vibrant Citrus
Rating: 96
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2022/Shellfish, Seafood/12.5% Alcohol by Volume

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It's no wonder this wine is impressive. It's crafted by none other than Chateau Giscours, a third growth Bordeaux in the commune of Margaux. Its history goes back over 500 years.

Petite Sirene is in Lestiac Sur Garonne, about 10 miles south of the city of Bordeaux. It borders Entre-deux-Mers, which is just south of Margaux. As with the best whites from Bordeaux, our selection is 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Semillon. The same winemakers at Giscours craft Sirene, so you know they know what they're doing.

Their name means "Little Mermaid" in French. Derived from a legend surrounding the Giscours chateau for almost as long as it has been in existence. When you have the position and history of a classified growth, everything you do is held under a microscope. All other property they acquire will be held to the high standards Giscours holds in its exalted classification status. It may not be fair, but to be honest, they have to take it seriously as well. And, they do.

As such, Sirene belies its status. Though the wine bares a Bordeaux appellation, it can hold its own against the top estates in Graves or even Pessac-Leognan, the top appellation for whites.

The wine sees no wood treatment at all to allow the natural beauty of the soil to impact the final product. The result is a classic rendition of chalk, granite, and elusive, seductive fruit flavors that rock.

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