Chateau La Rame 2019 Bordeaux Blanc Sec AOC

Chateau La Rame 2019 Bordeaux Blanc Sec AOC

Item Number: 14698

UPC: 0-855152001005

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub Region: Entre-Deux-Mers
Appellation/AVA: Bordeaux AOP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Soil Type: Clay and limestone
Case Production: 2,500

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 destemmed and fermented with indigenous yeast in temperature-controlled stainless steel and concrete tanks. The wine is left in contact with its lees for 3 months with regular stirring. The wine is fined and filtered before bottling.

Tasting Notes: Grapefruit, passion fruit, mango and pineapple aromas; soft and fresh on the palate.

Featured in the Food & Wine article "Bargain Bordeaux for the Bird" 11/2018
"This bright, zesty Sauvignon Blanc-dominated white from the underrated Sainte-Croix-du-Mont appellation is full of fresh grapefruit notes and offers impressively concentrated flavors despite its modest price."


Featured in Wine Enthusiast 6/19/2018
"Strong notes of apricot and tropical fruits dominate this Sauvignon Blanc, sourced from a nine-acre vineyard. It has a rich core that is juicy, while the fresher lemon and lime flavors give it an exotic perfumed character. This full, ripe wine is delicious and ready to drink now."

Reviews

  • Decanter
    Rating: 90 (11/13/2020)

    Thoroughly bracing white wine, and even though the word "Rame" means paddle, this wine is certainly not close to water. Fresh and brisk, and quite a feat coming from a solar vintage like 2019.