La BORDEAUXTHÈQUE

White wines

Located just south of the city, Graves AOC was officially established in 1937 on the first Bordeaux vineyard which dates back 2000 years. This appellation which follows the left bank of the Garonne for 50 kilometers towards the south and averages 10 kilometers in width is protected from westerly winds by the Landes pine forest and is tempered by the river. The gravel soil is poor and well drained so it is very qualtitative for Sauvignon completed by Sémillon. Graves white wine are appreciated for their characteristic fruitiness; grapefruit, lemon, pineapple and other exotic fruits flavours.

In the northern part of Graves, at the limit of the city of Bordeaux, the Pessac-Léognan AOC (80% red wine) was created in 1987 to regroup the top wines. Among them, there are 9 wineries which were classified in white in 1959. Great Pessac-Léognan wines are blends of Sauvignon and Sémillon and sometimes Muscadelle. They exhale nice citrus flavours, with a fine mineral touch which comes from the terroir.

Some of the Médoc Classified Growths also produce great white wines in Bordeaux blanc AOC made from Sauvignon and Sémillon grapes. The same know-how used for the red wines is used for the whites so the quality is exceptional.

Bordeaux also produces white wines on the right bank of the Gironde and between the Dordogne and the Garonne: in Côtes de Bordeaux and Entre-Deux-Mers. These wines are very crisp and fresh. You can drink them when young.

Aile d'Argent

Bordeaux

Château Brown

Pessac-Léognan

Château Carbonnieux
Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan

Château de Fieuzal

Pessac-Léognan

Château Ferran

Pessac-Léognan

Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan

Château Latour Martillac
Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan

Château Malartic Lagravière
Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan

Château Marjosse

Entre-deux-Mers

Château Martinon

Entre-deux-Mers

Château Olivier
Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan

Château Pape Clément

Pessac-Léognan

Château Reynon

Bordeaux

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan

Domaine de Chevalier
Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan

La Clarté de Haut-Brion
2nd label of Château Haut-Brion
Pessac-Léognan

La Croix de Carbonnieux
2nd label of Château Carbonnieux
Pessac-Léognan

R de Rieussec

Bordeaux

Y d'Yquem

Bordeaux

Château Lespault-Martillac

Pessac-Léognan

Château Couhins
Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan

Les Hauts de Smith
2nd label of Château Smith Haut-Lafitte
Pessac-Léognan