La Garde Blanc 2006 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
Located on one of the appellation's finest gravel outcrops, Château La Garde was one of the first vineyard estates to make a conscious commitment to preserve and protect the natural environment and adopt integrated viticulture. It is now "Terra Vitis" certified. It is an approach resulting in the production of premium quality grapes, and is fully mindful of both Man and the environment. The white wines of Château La Garde reveal an appealing personality on a par with the finest Pessac Leognan wines. The Sauvignon Blanc variety palys a leading role in the blend, and is sourced from a deep vein of limestone clay totally unique to the appellation. The Sauvignon develops rare, extremely precise aromatic expression, which enhances the generous Semillon cultivated on gravel.
Vinification & Ageing
Grapes are macerated on the skins and pressed under inert gas. Alcoholic fermentation in barrels.
Alcoholic fermentation and ageing in barrels for 9-11 months with a maximum of 15 % of new oak to preserve the aromatic power. Underground air - conditioned barrel cellar. Stirring of the lees by barrel rotation.