Lively aromas of fresh herbs, minerals, figs, and orange peel jump out of the glass. This wine is clean, juicy and penetrating, yet quite supple, with ripe citrus and fig notes adding to its complex nature. It exhibits a wonderful balance as well as very good flavor intensity and length. A classic wine for seafood, or fowl and it would work very well with appetizers. This is a new discovery for us and it continues to amaze us for the sheer value it represents. Elegance like this is hard to find even in wines more expensive than this.
Chateau Saintongey Bordeaux Blanc
The Château Saintongey vines are planted on 37 acres sat the top of the small “Haut Benauge” valley southeast of Bordeaux, opening onto the Château Haut Mondain heights. This region’s terroir is particular for its geological composition of heavy clays and limestone. The ancient vines (aged over 25 years) of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc have been cared for since 1993 by the Yung family, well-established as a winemaking family since 1886.