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Château de Quantin White

Vines have been grown on Château de Quantin's gravelly rises since the 17th century. These produce delicious, fruity, dry white wines with great aromatic expression. This fresh, crisp Pessac-Léognan can also be enjoyed young.


label château de Quantin white 2012
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Fresh and Fruity

Grape blend

100% Sauvignon blanc.

Weather

Spring was very trying, with considerable rainfall leading to fungal diseases of all sorts. This called for very close attention in the vines until the 14th of July, when the weather changed durably for the better.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Very pale, nearly green colour.

Nose

A veritable fruit basket of aromas reminiscent of peaches and apricots on a bed of acacia blossoms.

Mouth

Soft, generous, and full-bodied on the palate. Fruity flavours coat the mouth, while smoky notes typical of Pessac-Léognan appear on the aftertaste. Very attractive today, this wine will certainly gain from a few months ageing in order to reveal its true potential, and become the perfect partner for scallops and sole. A more unusual gourmet pairing might be with pikeperch and star anise... a pure delight!

Consumption period

2013 - 2017

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Ground

Surface

11.30 ha

Soil

Deep gravel slopes, clay-limestone at foot of the slopes.

Winemaking

Grape harvest

By hand or mechanical after manual sorting at the vine.

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Graft stock

101.14 - 420A - 3309

Plant food

Traditional, limited impact

Plant density

6,500 to 8,500 vines per hectare

Wine average age

23 years

Grape variety

Sauvignon Blanc.

Pruning type

Double guyot

Fermentation

After settling, part in barrels and part in stainless-steel temperature-controlled tanks.

Fermentation temperature

18 à 23 °C

Malolactic

No

Wine maturing

Part in barrels, remainder in tanks on lees.

Wine montage

Tartaric precipitation by cold treatment.

Maturing potential

Can age up 2 to 7 years, excellent to drink in the early years

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