Ch. du Champs des Treilles "Vin de Passion," Bordeaux Blanc
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Ch. du Champs des Treilles "Vin de Passion," Bordeaux Blanc - 2019

Item # 21327 750mL
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Production Methods




Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

Tasting Notes

In 1998, Corinne and Jean-Michel Comme began a venture in the aristocratic regions of Bordeaux, in the outlying Sainte-Foy, becoming one of the region’s first organic properties. Jean-Michel had been working at Château Pontet-Canet in Pauillac and purchased five hectares of about sixty-year old vines, buried across the river in fine clay-limestone soils.

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Staff Pick Notes

St. Foy is in the eastern portion of Bordeaux actually very close to Bergerac. The Comme family came to this area from Italy over a century ago. The current vignorons Corinne and Jean-Michel Comme converted the 3.2 hectare white grape vineyard to organic then biodyamic farming practice and the results speak for themselves. Its rare to find a wood aged white that I actually like apart from very expensive white Burgundy. Here the combination of large old wooden barrels and extended lees ageing gives this wine a wonderful texture without losing acidity or slipping into being oaky. Citrus fruit and white flowers meld for a classic white bordeaux that I would definitely recommend.


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