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Parker 89+ Points
Château Mongiron Prior 2018

Château Mongiron Prior 2018

AOC Bordeaux, Château Mongiron, 750 ml

750 ml
Selection Baur au Lac Vins30
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Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
Producer: Château Mongiron
Origin: France / Bordeaux
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Article nr. 11115718
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Gift box available!
Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
Producer: Château Mongiron
Origin: France / Bordeaux

Description

An inviting floral scent of orange and lime blossom, ripe yellow passion fruit and lemon curd present themselves on the nose. On the palate, the white Bordeaux is clear, citrusy and with a pleasant tartness and vein of freshness.

Attributes

Origin: France / Bordeaux
Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
Ripening potential: 3 to 8 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Food pairing suggestion: Apéro riche, Mild Asian dishes, Smoked fish, Fresh water fish with cream sauce, Goat's cheese, Salad with vegetables, pulses, pasta
Vinification: fermentation in steel tank
Maturation: in cement egg, partly in steel tank, partly in wooden barrel/foudre
Maturation duration: 6 months
Volume: 13.0 %
Note: Contains sulphites
Producer

Château Mongiron

Set in the heart of the sea of vines between the Garonne and Dordogne rivers – in the so-called Entre-deux-Mers – lies Château Mongiron in the small town of Nérigean.

Libourne, the capital of the famous Pomerol appellation, is just 10 kilometres away on the other side of the river. On over 11 hectares, the most important grape varieties of the Bordelais are cultivated in harmony with nature: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, and the white Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Sauvignon Gris.

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Château Mongiron Haus
Grape variety

Sémillon

The fungi be thanked

The Sémillon grape is the basis of the legendary sweet wines of Sauternes. Its origins are there, in the southern part of the Bordeaux region. Its secret to success is its susceptibility to the Botrytis fungus, which pierces the skin of the ripe berries. Thus the water evaporates, and the sugar in the fruits concentrates. The musts are as thick as syrup. They present the citrus-fresh, fruity aromas of the Sémillon varieties. In addition, the Botrytis fungus contributes complex notes of honey, dry apricot and candied orange to the wine. The Sémillon is closely related to the Sauvignon blanc, and almost all sweet wines from Sauternes and its surroundings contain a small proportion of Sauvignon. The dry whites from Bordeaux are the opposite: the Sémillon mostly plays the supporting role. In early-19-century South Africa, Sémillon was the most planted grape. However, only vanishingly small quantities still grow there today. However, the vine has since taken root in California and Australia.

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Semillon

Sauvignon Blanc

The Sauvignon blanc can be recognized with your eyes closed. Its typical bouquet is marked by green notes: freshly cut grass, tomato bunches, gooseberry. Citrus fruits, cassis and flint join into the mix. In warmer latitudes it also shows exotic aromas, such as passion fruit. Its acidity is decidedly lively. In all likelihood, it comes from the Loire Valley, where it is vinified in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre in its purest form: varietally, and without timber. In the 18th century, it found its way to Bordeaux. Ambitious producers assemble it there with Sémillon into substantial whites, which are aged in oak barrels. The Sauvignon blanc has been a sensational success in the past 20 years in New Zealand. With its refreshing sweet-and-sour style, winemakers from down under have conquered the world. The rich Sauvignons from Styria and crisp examples of South Tyrol and Friuli are worth mentioning as well. It pairs with anything from the sea. Or do it like they do on the Loire, and enjoy it with goat cheese.

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Sauvignon Blanc
Region

Bordeaux

Bordeaux: high prestige, high quality

With a total area of around 115,000 hectares, Bordeaux may not be France’s largest wine-growing region, but it is certainly its most prestigious. The range of wines produced here today is enormous: ranging from red everyday wines with a great relationship between price and quality to exclusive, and accordingly expensive, premier crus. Elegant white wines and noble sweet specialties round out the spectrum.

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Bordeaux S1
Country

France

France – Philosophy in a bottle

According to French philosophy, wine should be an expression of the soil and climate. They use the word “terroir” to describe this. Terroir makes every wine different, and many especially good. French wine is regarded worldwide as an expression of cultural perfection. The French believe that humans are responsible for the quality of the berries, the vine variety for their character, and nature for the quantity. This philosophy can be expressed succinctly as: “the truth is the vineyard, not the man.”

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Frankreich S
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Rating
Parker 89+ Points

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