Located in the village of Cabanac-et-Villagrains, in the township of La Bre`de, Cha^teau Langlet is one of the oldest wines of the Graves appellation.
The vineyard has been in the Jean Kressmann family since 1999 who also own Château-Latour Martillac (Grand Cru Classé Graves). Langlet thus benefits from the same expertise as its sister estate, but at a much more affordable price.
The vineyard of 7.1 hectares (18 acres) is spread over a hill of deep gravel pebbles with 25 year old vines. After manuel harvest, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel vats. It is aged 12 months in 20% new French oak before bottling. Estate grown and bottled. Sustainable practices.
Today, Cha^teau Langlet makes red and white wine.
Famous for both its red and white wines, Graves is a large region, extending 30 miles southeast of the city of Bordeaux, along the left bank of the Garonne River. Red wine producing vineyards cover well over three times as much area as the whites. In the late 1980s, the French created the separate appellation of Pessac-Léognan within the northern confines of Graves. It includes all of its most famous properties, and the southern suburbs of the city Bordeaux itself. In French "graves" is a term used to indicate gravelly soils.
Capable of a vast array of styles, Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, refreshing variety that equally reflects both terroir and varietal character. Though it can vary depending on where it is grown, a couple of commonalities always exist—namely, zesty acidity and intense aromatics. This variety is of French provenance. Somm Secret—Along with Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc is a proud parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. That green bell pepper aroma that all three varieties share is no coincidence—it comes from a high concentration of pyrazines (herbaceous aromatic compounds) inherent to each member of the family.