Chateau Sainte-Marie 2017 'Madlys' Entre-Deaux-Mers Blanc AOP
Item Number: 12479
Sub Region: Entre-Deux-Mers
Appellation/AVA: Entre-Deux-Mers AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 65% Sauvignon Blanc / 20% Semillon / 15% Sauvignon Gris
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Clay and Chalk
Case Production: 2,900
Vintage Notes: "Dry white Bordeaux wines generally need a huge shout-out this year—wow! These are bright, refreshing, elegant and intense, with far more consistency of quality than any other Bordeaux style in 2017." - Wine Advocate 3/16/2020
Winemaking Notes: The fruit for this wine comes from three vineyards: Le Rocher, Le Jardin and la Plante. The average age of the vines at the time of harvest were 30 years old. Skin contact process occurred at a low temperature, between 10 and 15 degrees. Grapes were gently pressed and fermented in oak barrels. Wine was aged in French oak barrels for 6 months, with a steering of the lees each week.
Tasting Notes: This wine is clear and bright in the glass, with a deep and revealing nose of peach and mango. On the palette, this wine has nice flavors of deep white flowers and citrus fruits. It has fresh intensity and high complexity. This wine is velvety and elegantly barrel-aged. Potential to age 3-6 years.