Le Chai au Quai 

7-9 Quai Camille Pelletan

33350 Castillon-la-Bataille

France

Contact us

info@lechaiauquai.com

+33 (0) 5 57 40 13 31

Distribution

Direct Wines Production (DWP)

www.directwinesproduction.com

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Château Le Coin Blanc

Sauvignon Gris • Bordeaux AOC

Sauvignon Blanc we all know well, but Sauvignon Gris? Now that's another matter entirely, rare in Bordeaux and unheard of as a single varietal. This is a fabulous, spicy white with real breadth and a zip of citrus from a terrific family estate. 

 

This characterful, rich, yet brilliant, citrus-focused Sauvignon Gris is a collaboration between our own chief winemaker, Haut-Brion trained Jean-Marc Sauboua, and owner of Château Le Coin Ludovic Roussillon. Ludovic's superb, well tended estate – he is an ace viticulturalist – lies just over the river from Le Chai au Quai, in the Entre-Deux-Mers. His claret is always a great hit and four years ago we persuaded him to make us a white too, using all estate-grown grapes. The soils are quite phenomenal - the limestone helping to produce real concentration in the fruit. About 5% was oak fermented to lend a little extra richness and breadth, as did small amounts of old-vine Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Delicious solo or with white meats or a creamy gratin.

 

Rich aromas of earthy apricot, citrus and a hint of spice. Rounded with broad creamy peach and underlying lemony zip.

 

Region: Bordeaux

Grape: Sauvignon Gris

Style: Medium-bodied dry white

Colour: Pale green gold