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WIne Region: Bordeaux - France
Grapes: Gros Manseng (20%), Chardonnay (27%), Sauvignon Blanc (33%) and Viognier (20%).
Tasting notes: The nose authentically expresses the characteristics of each of the grape varieties making up the blend. Sauvignon Blanc elegantly unveils notes of boxwood and fresh mint with great tension and complexity. The fragrances of honey and acacia flowers from Chardonnay mingle with the greedy salinity typical of Gros Manseng as well as the delicate floral notes from Viognier. Lively and generous, the palate seduces with its persistence, its rich aromatic expression and its tangy touch.
Produced as a Vin de France, the 2020 Château du Tertre white comes from a 3.86 hectare vineyard. The terroir is made up of light gravel and deep sand soils which lend, even in hot and dry conditions, a characteristic freshness to this wine's signature.
The vinification and ageing
Manual harvest. Manual and optical sorting. Harvest crushed, but not destemmed. Inert pressing with selection of the first press juices. Fermentation took place first in stainless steel vats and then in barrels. Ageing lasted 6 months in 225-liter and 500-liter barrels. Aging on lees with stirring once a week.
About the winery:
Located on the higher ground in the appellation, Château du Tertre's vineyard, with gravelly, sandy soil, has the particularity of being a single block of vines entirely surrounded by forest. Several illustrious owners have left their mark on the property. The most prestigious include philosopher Michel de Montaigne's brother Thomas, and the Marquis de Ségur. In 1960 the vineyard was purchased by the Capbern Gasqueton family, the owners of Calon Ségur. The property was given a new lease of life in 1997, when it was purchased by Eric Albada Jelgersma. The Dutch businessman was already familiar with Margaux, having acquired Château Giscours a few years previously.
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