2016 Chateau d'Aix Pessac-Leognan Blanc, Bordeaux, France

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2016 Chateau d'Aix Pessac-Leognan Blanc, Bordeaux, France

We really like this wine because it's not exactly your typical white Bordeaux. It is 100% Sauvignon Blanc without the traditional addition of Semillon, which gives it a brighter, livelier personality even though it was fermented and aged in 30% new oak barrels. The nose offers an ever so slight suggestion of oak spice along with clearly defined citrus and white floral aromas. The medium bodied palate has plenty of concentration from the lees stirring and the density of the fruit almost makes it feel like there is Semillon in there but the wine ends with clear acidity and great balance. This is a refreshing, easy to drink Sauvignon from Bordeaux that shows its charm well.

Jean Noel and Muriel Belloc, who own properties in Graves and Sauternes, looked to Pessac-Leognan and established Chateau d'Aix in 2008. They produce two wines; this white and a red blend.

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