Chateau Puygueraud Blanc 2019
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A bright, vivid white with pineapple and sliced peaches. Medium-to full-bodied with lots of fruit and intensity.
Barrel Sample: 92-93
Barrel Sample: 89-91
The 2019 Château Puygueraud Blanc is terrific, with a racy, vibrant, tart style that makes it a joy to drink today. Bright lemon, citrus, and grapefruit notes define the bouquet, and it's medium-bodied, balanced, and has a clean, dry finish.
Bracing lemon peel, star fruit and gooseberry notes are backed by crunchy acidity in this mouthwatering white. Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris. Drink now.
Chateau Puygueraud is located in one of the smallest of the Bordeaux appellations, Cotes de Francs. With only 450 hectares, this appelation resembles a small independent state and occupies the highest slopes of the Gironde, halfway between the valleys of the Isle and the Dordogne, to the east of Saint Emilion. Created in 1967, the appellation is very much part of the Bordelais family, its wines having the precision of the best Bordeaux. Humble pearl of the Bordelais vineyards, the Cotes de Francs is nevertheless one of its most precious stones.
On the right bank of Bordeaux between St. Emilion and Bergerac, Cotes de Francs boasts southwestern exposed slopes that produce robust Merlot-based wines. A tiny amount of Sémillon is grown and made in both dry and sweet styles.
Sometimes light and crisp, other times rich and creamy, Bordeaux White Blends typically consist of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Often, a small amount of Muscadelle or Sauvignon Gris is included for added intrigue. Popularized in Bordeaux, the blend is often mimicked throughout the New World. Somm Secret—Sauternes and Barsac are usually reserved for dessert, but they can be served before, during or after a meal. Try these sweet wines as an aperitif with jamón ibérico, oysters with a spicy mignonette or during dinner alongside hearty Alsatian sausage.