This lovely white wine comes from an estate that we introduced you to last year. The reds have already gathered an impressive cluster of medals and Toutigeac has numerous awards for its wines. This estate lies near Targon in the Entre Deux Mers and is part of a very old domaine dating way back to the 12th century that was once a village. The abandoned estate was bought in 1928 by Charles Mallet, one time owner of the prestigious Second Growth Chateau Lascombes in Margaux. High quality wine making and an eye for excellent terrior have obviously been the hallmark of this family and the estate is now run by his great, great, grand daughter Oriane.
After obtaining her qualifications in both viticulture and oenology in Bordeaux Oriane worked in Spain with the wines of the Rioja region and has continued to modernise wine making at the chateau. The results speak for themselves – these wines are among the most sought after by our customers. Whites from the Entre Deux Mers are often drunk young and as aperitifs they refresh the palate and open the appetite. Oriane’s white wine is designed to be delicious when young but it can be kept for 2 years during which it reveals and expresses all its aromas in ageing. This is a beautifully crafted wine.
Made from vines that are between 10 and 90 years old this Bordeaux White is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle – the 3 great white grapes of Entre Deux Mers. The Sauvignon brings very fresh citrus aromas and the scent of summer meadows. The Semillon offers notes of stone fruit, both white and yellow, and brings a smooth roundness in the mouth. The Muscadelle, named after the Muscat grape, adds the fragrance of sweet musk and flowers which in turn contribute to the aromatic complexity of Chateau Toutigeac Blanc. Because of its structure this white wine pairs really well with a wide variety of sea food and fish but it’s also superb with soft cheeses (goats cheese in particular). Try it with smoked trout or baked salmon, sushi, creamy pastas, poultry, avocado and warm salads.