Attractive pale yellow in appearance, the wine reveals a lovely, expressive bouquet of complex floral and white fruit aromas – pear and hawthorn – with a hint of citrus. On the palate, the fleshy, generous Semillon shines through, underpinned by the freshness of the Sauvignon, which brings balances to the wine. Meticulous ageing has given the wine its subtle oak character, which in no way detracts from the overall aromatic freshness, nor the long, fresh finish with minty notes. The wine reflects the Rahoul terroir well.
HARVEST: manual picking, in small crates
Sémillon: September 11th to 26th
Sauvignon: September 7th
AGEING: In the same oak barrels, on fine lees, with regular stirring of the lees.
BLEND: 80% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon
ESTATE BOTTLED: July 2013
CHÂTEAU RAHOUL BLANC