2016 Caillou Blanc Chateau Talbot: a white Bordeaux wine with a complex aromatic palette
Caillou Blanc is the white wine from Chateau Talbot and is a Fourth Classified Growth of 1855. This wine from the Bordeaux Blanc appellation comes from a 5-hectare vineyard. The vines have an average age of 47-years-old and they are planted in Medoc gravel. The wine is aged in barrels (47% in new barrels) and on it lees and with stirring for 8 months. The Caillou Blanc 2016 blend consists mostly of Sauvignon Blanc and complemented with Semillon.
The first part of the summer was humid while the second part was marked with heat and drought. Because of the drought and the frequent maintenance of the plots, the vines rooted deeply into the soil to tap its water and minerals needs. The harvest was quite late from September 19 to 21.
The Semillon gives the wine a superb concentration. The Caillou Blanc 2016 Chateau Talbot combines freshness and an aromatic palette of great complexity.