Laithwaites Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc • Bordeaux AOC
In 1993, we launched this revolutionary Bordeaux white and immediately won an International Wine Challenge Trophy. Winemaker Jean-Marc Sauboua has been fine tuning it ever since. Every vintage he crafts a wine that's gooseberry-fresh with lively fruit, elegance and finesse.
With the first release of this wine 21 years ago, we showed judges and consumers alike that Bordeaux whites could have the elegant restraint of France and also vibrant fruitiness - in those days that was a novelty. And so it won the International Wine Challenge 'White Wine of the Year'. Over two decades later our Haut-Brion trained Jean-Marc Sauboua gets no less excited about his pride and joy - personally earmarking the best grapes from Sauveterre in the Entre-Deux-Mers and supervising every step of production. Perhaps it should be no surprise that JMS is such a whizz at this style – his uncle Francis Courselle was a mover and shaker with white Bordeaux before him.
This is deliciously appetising with a perfect balance of grassy freshness, lemon, lightly tropical fruit and terrific zip.
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Style: Light and refreshing dry white
Colour: Pale green straw