Chateau La Rame 2015 Bordeaux Blanc Sec AOC
Item Number: 9587
Sub Region: Bordeaux
Appellation/AVA: Bordeaux AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Soil Type: Clay and limestone soil
Vineyard Notes: The grapes for this cuvée come from a four hectare hillside parcel of clay and limestone soil blessed with an exceptional substratum marked by a bed of fossilized oysters dating from the Tertiary era. The hillside vineyards overlook the Garonne River and face south as they slope down towards the river. The vines have an average age of 20 years (as of 2011).
Winemaking Notes: After a manual harvest, the grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled vats and left on the fine lees for six months prior to bottling.
About Chateau La Rame: Situated 40 kilometers southeast of the city of Bordeaux, Château La Rame is among the oldest and most renowned properties in the Sainte-Croix-du-Mont appellation. The house sits on a hill overlooking the Garonne River. The estate was the property of the Baron de Vertheuil, Governor of the Ile d’Oleron, after the French Revolution. It has been recognized throughout its history as one of the prime sites for producing outstanding wine (gold medals at exhibitions in Bordeaux in 1895 and in Paris in 1900). The property was purchased by Claude Armand, the father of the current owner, Yves Armand, at a time when the appellation had fallen out of favor. The Armand family has undertaken to re-establish Sainte-Croix-du-Mont as an appellation of merit set to rival the great estates of Sauternes and Barsac.