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Aile d'Argent 2020

Bordeaux - The white wine of Ch. Mouton RothschildBordeaux dry white wines - White - 13.5°
Aile d'Argent 2020
$648 a case of 6 Bottles (750ML)| $108 / Unit
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Chateau Mouton Rothschild reveals a delicate and aromatic white wine

The estate

It was in 1853 that Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild acquired Chateau Brane-Mouton at auction. Located in the heart of the Medoc, in the appellation of Pauillac, the estate was renamed Chateau Mouton Rothschild. In 1924, Baron Philippe de Rothschild took over the reins of the property. A visionary, he decided to initiate bottling directly at the estate and also designed a label for the wine. In 1973 Chateau Mouton Rothschild became a First Classified Growth. An icon of the Pauillac appellation, Chateau Mouton Rothschild has produced magnificent Bordeaux wines, known by wine lovers around the world.

The vineyard

Located north-west of Bordeaux, in the Medoc, the Chateau Mouton Rothschild vineyard covers 90 hectares. The vines are planted in stony, gravelly soils that capture the heat and restore it during the night, thus helping the grapes ripen. These poor, well-drained soils are lain over clay-gravelly subsoils, lending the wines of Chateau Mouton Rothschild a certain power, elegance and a tannic structure.

The vintage

A very mild winter and early spring favored an early budding of the vines. The snowfall at the end of March did not impact the vineyards. Marked by temperatures above seasonal norms, the spring was also punctuated by abundant precipitation, especially at the beginning of May. From mid-May, hot and dry conditions significantly accelerated the vegetative cycle, with flowering taking place 12 days ahead of its usual date. While the month of June was characterized by great weather contrasts, the month of July was marked by heat waves and severe drought. The few rainy days in August activated veraison and resulted in a uniform development of the berries. Historically early, the 2020 harvest yielded fully ripe grapes in perfect sanitary condition. Despite lower yields than in recent vintages, the quality was exceptional, producing fresh, balanced and dense wines with powerful tannins and a beautiful finesse.

The blend

Produced in the Bordeaux dry white wines appellation, the Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2020 Aile d'Argent white wine was made from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc (66%) and Semillon (34%).

The tasting

Color

Apple-yellow in color, this wine is adorned with subtle green reflections.

Nose

With its intense minerality, the nose blends delicate and complex aromas of ripe fruits (apricots, exotic fruits, white peaches) with beautiful floral notes.

Palate

Harmonious and elegant, the palate seduces with its texture, its tension, its fruity aromas (white fruits, pineapple) and its persistent length.

Parker : 93-95+ / 100
J. Suckling : 95-96 / 100
BordeauxBordeaux dry white wines
Alcohol
13.5

Grape varieties
Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon/Muscadelle

Bettane & Desseauve
91-92

Decanter
93

J. Robinson
16.5

J. Suckling
95-96

Vinous - A. Galloni
91-93

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Bordeaux

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Bordeaux dry white wines

Color
White

Producer
Chateau Mouton Rothschild

On Special
No

Sweetness
Dry white wines

Classification
The white wine of Ch. Mouton Rothschild

Parker
93-95+

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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