'Margot' Chateau Carbonneau, Sainte Foy, Bordeaux blanc 2019
Picked a week later than most other whites in the region to gain tropical expressions. This is a textural Sauvignon Blanc displaying lovely tension and balance.
Chateau Carbonneau is a family owned and run Chateau, situated on the eastern limits of the Gironde. The estate straddles the communes of Pessac sur Dordogne and Gensac at an altitude of 75m above sea-level.
The 30 ha is split between vines and 20 Aquitaine Blond cattle. The cows have an important part to play in the fertilising of the vines.
The Franc de Ferriere family took over the Chateau in 1992, Wilfred and Jacquie worked hard to renovate the property and vines. Today, their children join them, working to bring the Estate to full organic status in 2022 and biodynamics by 2023.
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