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Château Montfollet

AOC Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

In the heart of the best terroirs of the appellations of Blaye and Bourg, this family estate of 67 hectares of vines is located on hillsides of red clay and limestone, overlooking the Gironde estuary, on the right bank, facing the most prestigious Margaux’s Grands Crus. It has been in the Raimond family for three generations.

Today, attentive to reveal the potential of these wonderful terroirs while respecting the environment, Dominique Raimond, a passionate winemaker and the current owner, uses all the means to get real “Grands Vins de Bordeaux”.

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TERROIR

Superb clay-limestone slopes facing South, South-East and South-West, overlooking the Gironde estuary, the vineyard is bathed in light throughout the year and benefits from the mild temperatures of the oceanic climate.

Blend

100% White Sauvignon

WINEMAKING & VINIFICATION

The natural grass is kept between the rows and the ground under the vine-plants is worked mechanically to galvanize the microbial life and push the roots to go deeper. The property is certified HEV level 3 (High Environmental Value, the highest level of French environmental certification for farms).

The harvest picked and selected manually, is pressed carefully. Then after pre-fermentation operations made with carbonic gas to protect grapes and musts from oxidation, the alcoholic fermentation is made in new barrels. The wine is aged for 8 months on lees and stirring.

TASTING NOTES

Very bright robe, a complex nose of citrus fruits and woody hints, a beautiful minerality and a fleshy mouth.