Bordeaux Blanc, 2021. Chateau Grand Renom

Bordeaux Blanc, 2021. Chateau Grand Renom

Item #: B1222W1
Vintage: 2021
Varietal: Bordeaux Blanc
Vineyard/Appellation: Bordeaux, France
Color: Clear With Emerald Hue
Nose: Intensely Fruity Aromas, Citrus
Palate: Fruity and Full
Finish: Balanced Acidity
Rating: 97
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now thru 2026/Smoked Salmon, Dover Sole Meuniere, Asparagus Pea Risotto/12.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Chateau Grand Renom is located in Eynesse, on the edge of the Bordeaux winegrowing district and the Gironde department. The estate's 36-hectare vineyards are mainly composed of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, plus Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle, for the production of white Bordeaux wines. Chateau Grand Renom and its cellar were built in 1861 on hills rich in clay and limestone. First settled and run by the Facca family for three generations, the land was divided between four households, explaining the diversity of land-use at the time. Wine growing was then extended over the entire property, replacing the mixed farming, from the 1980s onwards when it was purchased by Bernard Moueix, great grandson of Antoine Mouiex.

Each plot of vines is treated with a holistic approach, using techniques to improve soil aeration and water infiltration. The team works to naturally control flora around the vines and encourage diversity on the estate. Grapes for this wine were harvested at optimal maturity, macerated on skins for 4-6 hours, then slowly pressed and low pressure to extract the best juices. The wine is then matured on lees with regular stirring, for more fleshy fullness on the palate.

This wine is rich and fruity. It is clear in the glass with an emerald hue. The nose presents intensely fruity notes of citrus, namely grapefruit and lemon, and blackcurrant buds. The palate moves on to bring notes of pineapple, with a fine balance of volume, fleshiness and acidity. This wine is best paired with oily seafood, such as a smoked salmon or the classic preparation of Dover Sole meuniere. This will also pair well with an asparagus pea risotto.

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