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Ch. de Cranne, Bordeaux Blanc
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Organic

Ch. de Cranne, Bordeaux Blanc - 2017

Item # 33059 750mL
$14.96/ Single Bottle
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$179.52 $161.57/ Case of 12
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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

This is based on the Sauvignon Gris grape variety that, today, is rarely even heard of in Bordeaux, although it was commonly grown generations ago. Sauvignon Gris is more about elegance and floral fruit aromas. Unoaked and excellent with roasted whole fish smothered in herbs, sea salt, and lemons.


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Staff Pick Notes

Here is a dry Bordeaux Blanc made primary from the Sauvignon Gris grape. While technically one of the official Bordeaux Blanc blending grapes, along with Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle, Sauvignon Gris is a rare bird, and even more so as the primary grape. While it's rarely seen, it's not that much of a departure from your classic Sauvignon Blanc. Crisp, clean and refreshing with nice acidity and bright herbal notes. It pairs well with soft fresh goat and sheep's milk cheese, but it also has the acid to stand up to salads. Cheers!

- JGM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Sauvignon Blanc

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Bordeaux

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