2019 Château Bastor-Lamontagne 'Confidence', Bordeaux Blanc, France
What a stunning example of a Sauvignon blend (both Blanc and Gris), plus a little Semillon. This dry wine from a famous Sauternes estate is wonderfully fruity and herbal.
The Sauvignon Blanc grape, which is the majority in the wine blend, is distinguished by its freshness, finesse and liveliness. The Sauvignon Gris is synonymous with aromatic power while the Semillon harvested at its final maturity (just before the appearance of Botrytis) reveals all its roundness. In the winery, anxious to protect the aromas of the berries, the cellar master carries out a light pressing, followed by precise settling at a controlled temperature. The wine is matured on fine lees in 300-litre barrels, only part of which are made of new wood, to preserve freshness. Regular stirring of the lees is carried out during the 8 months preceding the skilful blending of these three Bordeaux grape varieties.