2011 Neipperg Collection White (Previously $13)

SKU #1110264

We discovered this wine on the first day of our Bordeaux asting tour in April 2012. In fact, this was one of the first wines we tasted on that trip. This is a new project from Stephan von Neipperg and his crew. It is made from purchased grapes and has the pedigree you'd expect from this esteemed winemaking family. What a delight to drink! It is 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon and is so clean and fruity. Fantastic focus and great texture on the palate. Fine acidity and very fruit forward. Enjoy around the pool. It's also a great wedding white. (Clyde Beffa, K&L Bordeaux buyer and Co-Owner)

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By: Jim Barr |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/31/2012  | Send Email
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Sauvignon Blanc 85%) and Sémillon. This lush and brightly fruited white shows a lovely fig-like to dandelion set of aromas that comes across the viscous, yet crisp and clean palate in a grand way. An amazing Gem that the Bean has designated one of our house whites for the month. 12% ABV.
Drink from 2012 to 2015

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Varietal:

Sauvignon Blanc

- One of the best known "international" varieties originally cultivated in France and considered the parent of, with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon. Sauvignon's wonderfully distinctive aromatics generate some of wine's most colorful descriptors, among them "cat pee," herbaceous, grassy, citrusy the world over. In France, the apex of Sauvignon Blanc production is the Loire Valley, in the appellations of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, where the terroir expresses itself most beautifully through the grape. Sauvignon Blanc is also the leading white grape varietal in Bordeaux, where it is paired with the fatter, richer Sémillon to varying degrees. Relatively easy to cultivate, though more suited to cool climates, Sauvignon Blanc has made inroads in Europe outside of France, especially in Northeastern Italy's Friuli and Alto Adige, but also on the Slovenian border. These lovely wines are often overshadowed by Sauvignon Blanc's achievements in the New World, namely New Zealand, South Africa and California. New Zealand's Sauvignon Blancs, more conspicuously fruity than most French examples, landed the small island nation on the world wine map in the late-1980s and 1990s. South African Sauvignons are one of the most successful international varieties produced in that country and are often quite elegant and affordable. In California, Robert Mondavi managed to, almost single-handedly, created a market for Sauvignon Blanc by renaming his oak-fermented version Fumé Blanc. While some wineries still use the name, California Sauvignon Blanc has secured its place in the California wine pantheon, particularly those from the Napa Valley. Washington State, Chile and Argentina also have considerable plantings of the grape.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
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Bordeaux

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