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Staff Pick

Ch. du Champs des Treilles "Vin de Passion," St. Foy Bordeaux Blanc - 2016

Item # 21327 750mL
$14.96/ Single Bottle
$179.52 $161.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A leesy white Bordeaux from the westernmost part of the region. Vinified in large wood vats, this wine combines softness of texture with the characteristic acidity of Sauvignon Blanc.


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Staff Pick Notes

Corinne and Jean-Michel Comme are part of the new generation of winemakers in the Bordelais who prove that working with nature is the best way to express Bordeaux's terroir. Jean-Michel used to work for Chateau Pontet-Canet in Pauillac. Thanks to this great experience he bought 5 hectares of vines and decided to create his own domaine. Equal parts Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle grapes from clay soils, this "Vin de Passion" is fresh and pleasant. The sauvignon blanc speak out loud--crisp, tart, passion fruit with a great acidity, sea breeze that calls out for food!

- MB

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