2011 Clos des Lunes (Domaine de Chevalier) "Lune d'Argent" Blanc, Bordeaux

SKU #1125481

Olivier Bernard and the team at Domaine de Chevalier took over management of the old Clos des Lunes vineyard (formerly Château Haut Caplane) in Sauternes several years ago. Responding to changes in the sweet Sauternes market, their goal is to create one of the finest dry white wines from the area.

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By: Gary Westby |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 4/23/2013  | Send Email
The little wine from Domaine de Chevalier delivers! The 2011 Clos Des Lune Argent Blanc has a light straw color and a very nice grassy, generous nose. On the palate it is light and bracing- perfect for white fish. I found the finish very impressive for an under $20 white, with the length of a much more expensive wine.
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Varietal:

Semillon

- A rich, viscous, full-flavored but subtly-scented and botrytis-prone white grape, Sémillon reaches magical heights when infected with "noble rot" and combined with even small amounts of the aromatic and high-acid Sauvignon Blanc to make Sauternes, one of the world's most revered and longest-lived wines, and in the sweet wines of surrounding regions like Barsac. Sémillon's most famous incarnation is in the wines of Château d'Yquem, one of the world's most expensive wines, and one that has been known to evolve for centuries. It frequently dominates, but not by much, in the oak-aged whites of Bordeaux's Graves and Pessac-Léognan, creating honeyed and viscous wines that are unlike any others. Elsewhere in Bordeaux and around France it takes on a supporting role in the wines of Entre-Deux-Mers and the Médoc. While planted throughout France, Europe, California and Washington, Sémillon's role as underling usually keeps it out of the spotlight with a few winery-specific exceptions. However, the grape is allowed to shine in Australia's Hunter Valley, where it is used to make an elegant dry wine often called, perplexingly, Hunter Valley Riesling. It also makes some incredible dry, oaked wines from the Barossa and lovely stickies in the style of Sauternes.
Country:

France

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Bordeaux

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