2019 Château Haut-Grelot Sauvignon Semillon

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2019 Château Haut-Grelot Sauvignon Semillon
2019 Château Haut-Grelot Sauvignon Semillon
2019 Château Haut-Grelot Sauvignon Semillon
2019 Château Haut-Grelot Sauvignon Semillon

Tasting Notes

Colour

It has a bright pale straw-yellow colour.

Nose

On the nose, it has got intense exotic fruit aromas: grapefruit, gooseberry and wild herbs intermingle with ample citrus fruit on the palate.

Palate

On the palate, it has a generous weight, roundness, and a perfect balance that lets you savour every drop.

 

Production

They cultivate their vines with great care, using precise, proven techniques. De-budding, side-shoot pruning, defoliation, low yields and green harvesting… all vital to producing the desired grape. The object of these procedures being to spread the grapes on the base of the vine so that they have maximum sunshine and airing, all synonymous with quality in the future wine.

Producer

Château Haut-Grelot was established in 1920 in the village of Les Grelots by the Bonneau family. Today the domaine is comprised of 58 hectares of vineyards and is run by Céline and Julien, who have been awarded the title of “Best Young Talent” in Bordeaux. The vineyards are made up of sandy-gravel on the hillsides bordering the Gironde Estuary and sand clay-silt on the hillsides further inland. Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux benefits from an ideal microclimate where there is a high level of sunshine and just enough rain. The reds are fruity and concentrated and the whites are fresh, vibrant and delicate. The Blanc is made up of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Semillon and is elegant and crisp with grapefruit and exotic aromas. 

Sustainability

Since 2015, Euralis and Château Haut Grelot set a program up called OPTIDOSE to reduce the phytosanitary products. Our philosophy is to preserve our landscape and keep the best quality of our wine.

Awards

  • Concours General Agricole Paris, 2016: Gold
  • Challenge International du Vin, 2013: Silver
  • Challenge International du Vin, 2012: Bronze
  • Challenge International du Vin, 2011: Bronze
  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, 2011: Silver

Alan's Tasting Notes

"This is a wee corker - came in a couple of months ago but I’m not a huge fan of Bordeaux blanc - preferring the Loire for dry French whites - so this is my first taste - and I love it! Loads of primary pineapple fruit with lemon and grapefruit supporting.
Incredibly well balanced with a richness of fruit in perfect balance with the citric acidity. Really round, ripe, and creamy with a generous body which makes me think there must be a good slug of Semillon in the blend. Good value at £10.50, even greater value at 8.99. Only 18 bottles available though - so get in quick - when it’s gone - it’s gone - at this price - hefty price increases this year - especially France - so expect this to skyrocket in price.
Fun Fact - It’s a real chateau as well - it actually exists (not a made-up name/brand) and the young winemakers were awarded the title of ‘best young talent’ in Bordeaux recently.
I’m looking for some hard edges and can’t find a single one - silkily well made - is that a new word?!" January 2022

Specifications

Year 2019
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Semillon, 5% Muscadelle 
Country France
Alcohol content
13% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.75 units
Type White Blend
Cellaring Potential Awaiting info
Features
Sustainable
Food Matches
Pair with seafood, chicken, fresh salads and cheese boards
Region
Côtes De Bordeaux
Appellation Bordeaux