Chateau La Grande Metairie Entre-Deux-Mers Bordeaux White AOC 2014
By International Wine Report
CHÂTEAU LA GRANDE METAIRIE Entre-Deux-Mers 2014
Report Date: March, 2015
Producer: Château La Grande Metairie
Drinking Window: 2015-2016
Estimated Value: $30
Importer: Serge Doré Selections
Clean and vibrant with citrus, grapefruit, white blossom and mineral notes leading the way. This is so bright and crisp with the perfect balance of fruit and mouth-watering acidity. Drink now. (Best 2015-2016) - March, 2015 (JD)
By Serge Dore Selections
Chateau La Grande Metairie 2014 AOC Entre-Deux-Mers
56% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Sauvignon Gris, 9% Muscadelle
In the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers wine region of Bordeaux, between the communes of Castelviel and Gornac, Château La Grande Métairie’s 23 hectare vineyard (5 of which are for white grapes) is planted on south/southwest-facing hillsides 360 to 460ft high. The Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris and Muscadelle vines here at the second-highest point of the Gironde département have an excellent sun exposure, and the clay and limestone soils enable a precise expression of the terroir. The altitude also provides freshness to the vines, and all this translates as a cleanliness and vibrancy in the wine, truly a remarkable expression of freshness and exuberance. The final wine, brilliant in appearance, reveals a burst of citrus aromas with hints of white flowers. Excellent balance, very persistent aromas, and a ripping acidity and mineral undertone make this the perfect wine for oysters, seafood and grilled fish.
Blend: 56% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Sauvignon Gris, 9% Muscadelle
Vine Age: 25 years
Soils: Limestone-clay, alluvial deposits of Quaternary
Farming: Sorted in vineyard 24hrs for harvest to remove bad grapes. Harvested in early morning cool hours. De-stemmed in the vineyard.
Winemaking: Skin maceration cold for 4 to 24 hours. Pneumatic press at low pressure. Temperature-controlled stabilization and alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats.
Aging: Aged on fine lees for several months with regular stirring (bâtonnage).
About The Region
Entre-Deux-Mers is a wine region in Bordeaux, in France. It is situated between the rivers Garonne and Dordogne, and is bounded in the east by the border of the Gironde department and in the west by the Bec d'Ambès, the confluence of the Garonne and the Dordogne. At 3,000 hectares (7,400 acres), it is the largest sub-region of Bordeaux, although, as there are large areas of forest, relatively little of it is used for growing grapes. The total area under vine is about 1,500 hectares (3,700 acres), with about 250 growers making wine there. The name of the region is derived, not from the French word "mer" ("sea"), but from "marée" ("tide"). Thus, it means "between two tides", a reference to its location between two tidal rivers. Although both red and white wine is produced in Entre-Deux-Mers, only the white carries the appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) "Entre-Deux-Mers". The red is sold as Bordeaux or Bordeaux Supérieur. Many growers switched from the white grape varieties to the more profitable red ones in the mid-20th century.
Imported by Serge Dore Selections