2018 Clos Marsalette Pessac-Leognan Blanc
2018 Clos Marsalette Pessac-Leognan Blanc, Bordeaux Blend from,Bordeaux,France.
Vanilla, white peach, honeysuckle and pomelo are front and center and in the finish as well. Drink this young for its sweet, pure fruity character.
The versatile blend is typically made into crisp, dry wines, but it is also the blend of choice for the world’s most prestigious sweet wine style, Sauternes. The blend is endowed with vibrant acidity and grassy aromas by Sauvignon Blanc, and its structure and mouthfeel from Semillon.
This blend is a modern, simplified version of the classic White Bordeaux Blend, in which Muscadelle, Sauvignon Gris, Ugni Blanc, Colombard and Merlot Blanc may be added to the mix. In the past few decades, consumer demand for fresh, flavor-forward wine styles has led many Bordeaux producers to shun simple, grapey Muscadelle and neutral-scented Ugni Blanc and Colombard. The result has been a shift away from the classic white Bordeaux blend towards the more marketable pairing of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.
Located in Martillac, in the Pessac-Léognan appellation, Clos Marsalette is jointly owned by Count Stephan von Neipperg and Didier Miqueu.This vineyard sits magnificently on gravelly rises deposited eons ago by the Garonne. Offering a great diversity, the subsoil is composed of marine sediment from the Miocene and Pliocene epochs (5 to 15 million years ago) in the form of shelly sand with a bit of clay, fawn-colored sand, and multi-colored clay.
Clos Marsalette’s vineyard which covers an area of 12,30 hectares (for the red wine) plus 1,30 hectares (for the white wine) is also looked after expertly in order to produce a wine reflecting the typicity of this Terroir.