Chateau La Corne Bordeaux Blanc
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Chateau La Corne was once a Roman farm and probably made wine over 2,000 years ago.
- Five acres of vines, with an average age of 50 years, sit facing south on a steep slope on one of the highest hillsides (350-400′) in all of Bordeaux.
- This wine is the culmination of Steve Lawrence’s 40 year old dream to own a property in Bordeaux and make great wine after 35 years in wine sales.
- All-natural farming with no tilling, no Round-Up, herbicides or pesticides. Cover crop grows naturally with mixed indigenous grasses and flowers.
Varietal Composition: 60% Semillon 35% Sauvignon Blanc 5% Muscadelle
Elaboration: Manual harvest. Grapes are pressed gently in an old (1962) press which does not press any green, unripe berries. From press to stainless steel tank for a long, cool fermentation with native, wild yeasts (22 days!). Aged for 6 months in stainless steel and racked twice before being bottled unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of honey, white peach and white rose with a hint of lemon and alpine flowers. The color of yellow hay, this wine tastes bright and rich with subtle tangerine, lime and pomelo fruit flavors. The mouthfeel is full and viscous with classic Semillon waxiness. A long finish has some salinity plus other notes of Asian pear and thyme. This wine has energy and is made to drink two years after harvest and will age gracefully.
Château La Corne has been making wine since the 1800’s. Five acres of vines sit facing south on a steep slope in on one of the highest hillsides in all of Bordeaux. In A.O.C.Bordeaux, in the sub A.O.C. of Cotes de Saint Macaire. This wine is the culmination of Steve Lawrence’s 40-year-old dream to own a property in Bordeaux and to make wine again after 35 years in wine sales.