Chateau du Champ des Treilles Vin Passion 2007
From 34% Sauvignon Blanc, 33% Sémillon and 33% Muscadelle; Grapes are handpicked and de-stemmed before being pressed into a tank. This is lovely Bordeaux Blanc has equal parts Semillon, Muscadelle, and Sauvignon Blanc making it a bit more rounded and aromatic without sacrificing minerality.
The vineyard, which is modest in size, represents the life work for my grandparents, Italians who immigrated to France in the 1920’s making wine making their livelihood. This land that we cherish so deeply provides us with what it knows best. Some of the oldest vines have seen key moments of the twentieth century: the re-plantings after the Liberation of France, the terrible freezes of the 1950’s, the ploughings before the departure for the Algerian war, the animal labour abandonment, and the surrounding landscape changing into vineyards all around.