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Aile d'Argent 2020

Aile d'Argent 2020
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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.

    BordeauxBordeaux dry white wines
    Alcohol
    13.5

    Grape varieties
    Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon/Muscadelle

    J. Robinson
    16,5

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Bordeaux

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Bordeaux dry white wines

    Color
    White

    Producer
    Chateau Mouton Rothschild

    Sweetness
    Dry white wines

    Classification
    The white wine of Ch. Mouton Rothschild

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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