Ch. Auney l’Hermitage Blanc, Graves
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Organic

Ch. Auney l’Hermitage Blanc, Graves - 2018

Item # 32322 750mL
$29.96/ Single Bottle
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

A rare find from a small estate in the massive Bordeaux region of France. The grapes for this Graves blend are sourced from a small six hectare vineyard on gravel and clay soils. The Sémillon really comes out in a glass as well as contributing a richer texture on the palate.


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Staff Pick Notes

Poor Bordeaux Blanc. It always takes a distant back seat to the 1st growth reds and the legendary Sauternes, Chateau d'Yquem. Ch. Auney L'hermitage Blanc is a terrific blend of Semillon and Sauvignon blanc. the Semillon really shines here. Notes of soft melon, bright citrus and a stony finish are on display. We should all be drinking more white Bordeaux and the value here is some of the best from the region. This world class example from Ch. Auney shows us why.

- EG

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