Chateau Auney l'Hermitage 2015 'Cuvee Cana' Graves Blanc AOC
Item Number: 11240
Sub Region: Graves
Appellation/AVA: Graves AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 50% Semillon / 35% Sauvignon Blanc / 10% Sauvignon Gris / 5% Muscadelle
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Gravel, clay and sand
Case Production: 330
Winemaker Notes: Known as Chateau Le Chec until 2012, when its long-time owners changed the name to Auney l’Hermitage, the estate is run by Sylvie and Christien Auney. They produce two cuvées each of red and white wine, favoring Merlot and Semillon in their respective blends. Graves Blanc and Graves Rouge are the core wines of Auney l’Hermitage, and make up the bulk of its production, while the best parcels are dedicated to their higher-end red and white “Cuvée Cana” bottlings.
Auney l’Hermitage was gradually assembled through the reclamation of ten small domaines totaling 8.5 hectares. Many of these properties were actually clearings in the woods planted to grape vines by small farmers, dating back to the nineteenth century, and were abandoned or on the verge of being abandoned.
Tasting Notes: This is not a ‘flashy’ top cuvee – it carries more complexity than the basic cuvee, is very light on its feet, and is a classic expression of the terroir of the Graves district.