BORDEAUX Dourthe N° 1 Sauvignon Blanc, 2018

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Dourthe N° 1 Sauvignon Blanc, 2018

£10.50

Category: France, BORDEAUX, Dourthe Vineyards, 2018

Dourthe N°1 has a distinctive style and a strong personality, largely as a result of the global approach that no other had dared to undertake until this point.

Dourthe’s involvement at each step of its creation is truly pioneering. Created in 1988 from the unison of Dourthe and its most skilled partner winemakers and grape growers, Dourthe N°1 has rapidly carved its niche as a shining example of great Bordeaux wine.  Selecting only the finest plots, using grapes of irreproachable quality, applying stringent vinification methods in the Dourthe N°1 white and rosé wines whilst ageing the reds for 12 months in new French oak barrels for the red, all amount to exceptional results, acclaimed by the press and the trade alike.

In stock

£10.50

Grape

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vineyard & Vinification Note

For Dourthe N°1 white, the desire to create a great, aromatic wine whose palate is founded on a solid structure made Sauvignon Blanc an obvious choice. In the vineyard, a rigorous selection of parcels takes place to identify the best possible terroir and grape varieties. From tending the vine all the way through to the harvest, the growers work in close collaboration with the Dourthe winemakers. Maceration on the skins and low temperature fermentation combine to release all the best Sauvignon aromas and provide the wine with structure and length.

Maturation on fine lees for 6 months then perfects the balance of the wine and optimises the finesse and intensity of the aromas.

Tasting Note

Crafted entirely from Sauvignon Blanc, the 2018 Dourthe N°1 blanc is an elegant, aromatic and full-flavoured white wine. Pronounced citrus fruit aromas of lemon and grapefruit jostle with compelling mineral notes. The same characters are echoed on the appealingly generous palate, underpinned by lovely poise typical of Sauvignon cultivated on limestone, which leaves a lasting impression on the 2018 blend. Well-balanced and refreshing, the wine culminates in a long, aromatic finish. Patrick Jestin, Président of Dourthe

Food Pairing

Seafood including oysters and prawns, shellfish (moules marinieres), fish-based starters (marinated salmon, ceviche, fish terrine), grilled fish, Asian food and cheeses (goats, comté and St Felicien)

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