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Chateau Rouillac Pessac Leognan Blanc

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Chateau Rouillac Pessac Leognan Blanc 2016The Chateau Rouillac Pessac Leognan Blanc has a complex and aromatic nose of elderberry, passion fruit, jasmine and ripe peach enhanced by a note of ginger...

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Chateau Rouillac Pessac Leognan Blanc 2016

The Chateau Rouillac Pessac Leognan Blanc has a complex and aromatic nose of elderberry, passion fruit, jasmine and ripe peach enhanced by a note of ginger leading to a rich and toasty flavour, long and luxurious.

Producer Note - Based in Pessac Leognan on the left bank of Bordeaux, the elegant and noble Château de Rouillac is imbued with a historic past. In the 19th century Château de Rouillac was owned by Baron Haussmann, who produced a delicious wine which is said to have delighted Napoleon III. The current proprietor Laurent Cisneros and his family took up the reins of this magnificent property in 2009, passionately championing sustainable and environmental practices. The property has had a long association with horses and possesses beautiful stables; Titan their huge and impressive horse is still used today to plough the exceptional gravel soils in the vineyard. Renowned oenologist Eric Boissenot produces wines which are delicately blended with the utmost precision to reveal their optimum expression.

Vintage - 2016 has been lauded as an excellent and classic vintage. Bordeaux saw a wet spring in 2016, which built up the soil water reserves nourishing the vines throughout the exceptionally dry summer which followed. The glorious, warm, dry days were coupled with cool nights, perfect for grape maturation and concentration of flavours. The grapes were in excellent health and reached perfect levels of maturity.

Vineyard - The property is located in the Pessac-Léognan appellation and is right at the entrance to the city of Bordeaux. The vineyard sits on an exceptional terroir of gravel. The estate covers 36 hectares of which 26 hectares are planted with vines. The vines are cultivated sustainably with respect for the environment and the biodiversity on the estate. Herbicides are not employed; instead, Titan the mighty draft horse works the land in the traditional manner. The grapes are manually harvested.

Winemaking - The grapes were carefully sorted and pneumatically pressed under cool conditions. Fermentation took place in new French oak barrels. The wine spent 10 months on the lees in oak barrels, of which 60% were new oak, 30% were barrels of second passage. Daily 'bâtonnage' or lees stirring took place, imbuing the wine with texture and complexity.

Tasting Note - Elegant and aromatic, with notes of lemon tart and freshly cut pineapple on the nose. The palate is rich, yet refreshing with notes of dried apricots, pink grapefruit and hints of star anise. Silky and luxurious, with harmonious balance and finesse on the finish.

Serving Suggestion - An elegant match for fish, poultry in a delicate sauce or fine cheese.

Grape Sauvignon Blanc 95%, Sauvignon Gris 5%

Winemaker: Eric Boissenot

Region: Bordeaux Sub region: Pessac Leognan Country: France

Alcohol: 13%

Dry/Sweet value: 2 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)

Residual Sugar: 0

Contains Sulphites: Yes

Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes

Milk/Eggs: No/No

Organic/Biodynamic No/No

Can you explain your shipping charges?

We charge the amount the courier charges us to deliver the wines. In the majority of cases this is £10.00 for a dozen wines. For local delivery we charge £5.00 as we can often do this ourselves, by local we mean Milton Keynes.

Couriers charge by weight and size and a case of wines is both heavy and bulky and so the costs are fairly high. The charges are the same if you are buying 1 bottle or 6 bottles but they change if you go over 6 bottles due the the excess weight and size. Couriers also charge a fee to cover fuel excess and this all goes towards the total cost not to mention the 20% VAT to be added to everything.

Currently if someone orders a dozen wines they are charged £10.00 but if they order 24 bottles the charge is the same!

If you wish to have your wines shipped to other countries the costs are extreemly high and often not worth paying for. The cost for example to ship to the USA for a dozen wines would be £100.00 for the shipping alone! Therefore we have taken the decision not to ship any wines outside of the UK.

 

What is your minimum order?

The minimum order is 1 bottle! I prefer it if people order more and you get better value with the delivery if you do this too!

 

What if I want to send wine as a gift?

No problem, we will send to your preferred address and even include a card free of charge!

We have two kinds of cards a blank one and a Thank you one. However if you want a Valentines one or a birthday card or anyother type of card please let us know. We will write your personal greeting and even include the soppy stuff. We don't charge for the cards as its our way of thanking you for choosing us to send a gift to your loved one. 

 

What about a discount?

I may be able to take a little off the price if you ask nicely and there is a large enough order. Please do not ask for a discount on any orders under 12 bottles.  Email me with your requirements and I will let you know if I can do anything. However the best way to get a discount is to sign up for the newsletter as there is often special offers given away to newsletter subscribers.

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Chateau Rouillac Pessac Leognan Blanc

£39.00 £35.97