Crisp, dry and refreshing. Along with the rosé from this property, we really like the 2019 dry white from Château Vermont. 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Sauvignon Gris, and 20% Sémillon. 13% vol.
David and Elisabeth Labat’s vineyard near Targon isn’t that far from us at Château Bauduc as the crow flies, and is only 10 minutes by car. They have 40 hectares (100 acres) of vines surrounding the 19th century château itself, but only 5 hectares (12.5 acres) of these are planted with white. Just 20,000 bottles of white are produced.
We have plenty of neighbours making very good white, often in considerable volume, and this smaller production wine topped a recent tasting we hosted. The blend is 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Sauvignon Gris, and 20% Sémillon, most of it coming from young vines with an average age of just 9 years. The appellation is Entre Deux Mers and the wine is bottled at the château.
Do have a quick glance at the small selection of photos below.
- pics at the Chateau