Blanc de Lynch-Bages - Bordeaux 2018

Price: $89.99

6 Btl Price: $80.99

12 Btl Price: $71.99

Producer Blanc de Lynch-Bages
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2018
Sku 33212
Size 750ml

Blanc de Lynch-Bages Description

Ageing: 6 months in barrels on lees (50% new wood)

Blending: 59% Sauvignon, 21% Sémillon, 20% Muscadelle

"Purple Rain..."

The 2018 vintage began with a relatively late bud break, due to particularly rainy winter conditions. However, this was needed to fully recharge the groundwater of the cool soils where the whites are grown.

Flowering, fruit set and veraison progressed smoothly.
Harvesting took place between 5 September and 11 September under very favourable weather conditions. Picking began with the Muscadelle and was followed by the Sauvignon Blanc, the vineyard’s main varietal.
The Semillon was finally the last varietal brought in the cellar. Harvesting took place exclusively in the morning, to prevent the grapes from suffering from the afternoon high temperatures.

Upon arrival at the cellar, the sanitary state of the grapes was perfect. Since 2013, the technique chosen for handling the grapes as they arrive at the cellar has depended on the varietal and berry quality: direct pressing without de-stemming; direct pressing with de-stemming; or pressing after cold maceration for twelve hours using dry ice. Following fermentation, mainly in barrels (two thirds in barrels, one third in vats), ageing on lees began in October and ended six months later, just before bottling in April.

A bright and flavorful white with stone fruit and citrus aromas racing along and a nicely defined, slate-tinged finish. Blanc de Lynch-Bages 2018 offers lovely complexity with balance and lift.

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