28 February, 2019
Passion wine from the Chateau des Champeaux des Treilles Bordeaux 2016
Bordeaux is full of fine wines, and if you try enough in the under $ 20 range, you will surely find some one & # 39; I will go back to time and again. This is certainly the case for the infinite supply of red wines in Bordeaux, but this also applies to white wines in the region.
Like reds, white Bordeaux is almost always a blend, with Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon being the two main varieties. Muscadelle has sometimes been added to the mixture. The three varieties are used equally in Bordeaux 2016 passion wine from Château des Champ des Treilles, an exceptional value of around $ 15.
The vineyard, a small property of 24 hectares located in Sainte-Foy, in the south-east of Bordeaux, has been exploited for about 20 years by Corinne and Jean-Michel Comme, who exploit in a biological and biodynamic way, harvested at the hand. Only use natural yeasts for the fermentation of their wines. Their property has become one of the first organic vineyards in Bordeaux, a region where the method has been relatively slow to implement.
On his website, which traces the evolution of the vineyard away from chemical interventions, Jean-Michel speaks of "viticulture of respect" and "authenticity" of wines. familiar conversation topics, of course, in the bio-biodynamic reading book. . But wine proves it, revealing a "soul" difficult to find in the sea of wine that is Bordeaux.
"Passion Wine" has unusual texture, length and fruit purity. The tastes reminded me of stone fruit, green apple skin and citrus, with subtle floral and herbal notes, including a touch of mint. A slightly creamy quality, after several months of aging on lees in stainless steel tanks, allows a soft landing, so to speak, as the wine drops.
The overall impression is that of freshness and complexity, in a sophisticated white wine that deserves a place among the best for money in Bordeaux.