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Chateau La Tour Blanche 2020

Bordeaux - Classified First GrowthSauternes - White
Chateau La Tour Blanche 2020
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A gourmet and aromatic Premier Grand Cru Classe of Sauternes

The estate

Built in the 18th century, Chateau La Tour Blanche is today home to the La Tour Blanche School of Viticulture and Oenology. A Sauternes First Classified Growth of 1855, the Chateau La Tour Blanche has belonged to the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region since 2010 and has recently dedicated itself to education, while also continuing to contribute to the history of the great wines of Sauternes.

The vineyard

The 40 hectares of the estate are situated upon a terroir where two rivers create a morning fog, allowing for the development of botrytis cinerea (noble rot), without which there would be no Bordeaux sweet wines. La Tour Blanche produces elegant wines in the cool tranquility of its cellars, representing the unique characteristics of the appellation.

Vinification and aging

The harvests, though disrupted by the rain, yielded a low quantity of very high-quality grapes but with low yields. The harvest was manual and involved 3 sortings. The aging was carried out in new oak barrels.

The blend

The Chateau La Tour Blanche 2020 is made from a blend of Semillon (89%), Sauvignon Blanc (5.5%) and Muscadelle (5.5%).

Tasting

Color

The wine reveals a beautiful straw yellow color.

Nose

The intense nose blends aromas of lime blossom and orange blossom.

Palate

Generous and greedy, the palate seduces with its aromas of tarte tatin, along with its fruity and fresh citrus notes. The finish reveals powdery vanilla flavors.

Service

For optimal tasting, serve at 10-11 °C. The Chateau La Tour Blanche 2020 can be kept in the cellar until 2042, developing beautifully in the bottle.

BordeauxSauternes
Grape varieties
Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc/Muscadelle

Bettane & Desseauve
90-90

Decanter
93

J. Robinson
17+

Revue du Vin de France
94-95

Vinous - A. Galloni
93-95

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Sauternes

Color
White

Producer
Chateau La Tour Blanche

On Special
No

Sweetness
Liquoreux

Classification
Classified First Growth

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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