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Monbousquet Blanc

White

Appellation
Saint-Emilion

Grape Varietals
Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris

Rating
94 - 95 points James Suckling

2020, Monbousquet Blanc
Monbousquet, Grand Cru Classé

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"Geological characteristics
Over 1 ha of graves soil, this white has been created to prove that it is possible to make a great dry white wine on the Saint-Émilion area.

Growing methods
Pruning down to 6 buds, thinning, leaf stripping; grapes are harvested and sorted by hand.

Vinification
Whole-bunch pressing. Stirred regularly to release all sorts of complex aromas.

Maturing
In 25 % vats, 38 % new oak and 37 % one-wine wooden barrels for 6 months. Final blend at bottling time.

Blend
62% Sauvignon Blanc
38% Sauvignon Gris" 

- Winemaker's notes

"Beautiful, exotic aromas of green mangos and pineapples. Pears, too. It’s full and creamy with a gorgeous texture and a vivid finish. Harvested very early with fantastic results. Sauvignon blanc and sauvignon gris."
- James Suckling, 94 - 95 Points

Minimum case purchase of 3x750ml. Price includes freight and 7% GST on wines only. Exclude duties. En Primeur 2020 Terms and Conditions apply.

 

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The Producer

According to current research, Château Monbousquet’s origins date back to 1540. At this time the estate belonged to a gentleman named François de Lescours, about whom the archives tell us little.

In 1993 Chantal and Gérard Perse came to Monbousquet to begin a new chapter in the château’s story, ushering in a veritable “leap in quality”... read more

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