This wine shows with a greenish straw color with golden hues in the glass with scents of apricot, flowers, warm almond skins and beeswax. The bright palate offers up melon and citrus fruit with a thick core of white pit fruit minerality and herbaceous acidity. This blend has terrific concentration and outstanding balance. This wine pairs well with grilled fish, chicken and vegetables. hearty garden salads, pasta dishes with spring vegetables, young milk cheeses or simply by itself.
Château Haut Lavigne was created by Nadia Lusseau in 2002 when she took over 8.5 hectares of vineyards in the Cotes de Duras. The vineyard is made up of 4 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon plus 4.5 hectares of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cotes de Duras is located approximately 100 kilometers from the Atlantic and benefits from the ocean air while enjoying less rain, and therefore more sunshine, than appellations further to the west. Nadia’s viticultural approach results in top quality fruit and her winemaking allows for a true expression of terrior. She has been farming organically since 2005 and is working toward certification. Nadia Lusseau represents a younger generation of women winemakers working in France whose informed approach and deft touch are yielding outstanding results.
Winery/Producer: Château Haut Lavigne - Nadia Lusseau
Grape(s): 55% Sémillon, 45% Sauvignon Blanc
Style: White, dry
Origin: Côtes de Duras, Southwest France, France
Vinification: Organic farming practices. The grapes are hand-harvested and then gently pressed whole cluster. The Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc are vinified separately in enamel-lined vats, blended and left to spend several weeks on it’s fine lees.
Aging: Aged in enamel-lined vats.
% ABV: 13%