Chateau Le Bruilleau - Pessac Leognan - white - 2016 - 750 ml
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On the nose, the lime blends with the broom; also notes of honey among those of candied fruit. In the mouth, honey, ripe white fruit, sweet vanilla, also minerality, fleshy, dense, aromatic, and very fresh on the finish.
Château Le Bruilleau is located south of Martillac in the southern part of the appellation Pessac-Léognan in the commune of St-Médard d’Eyrans. Nadine and Serge Bédicheau represent the 4th generation, their son is also involved in the running of the estate.
The Château's vineyards made up of 5 parcels represent 10.50 ha, with 7.50 ha planted in Merlot (52%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (48%) and 3 ha planted in Semillon (75%) and Sauvignon Blanc (25%). The parcels are situated on gentle slopes and the soils are either clayey-limestone in structure or gravelly. The Cabernet Sauvignon is planted on the gravelly parcels while the Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Merlot are planted on dominant clayey-limestone soil. The grass is grown between the rows for the vineyard's health and biodiversity.
Grape varieties: 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Age of the vines: 25 to 30 years
Ageing: 12 months in oak barrels (25% new)
Appellation: Pessac-Leognan, located within the Graves sub-region of Bordeaux