The 2017 vintage once again confirms the originality and exceptional character of Chateau La Garde’s white-grape vineyard parcels. Here the pure expression of Sauvignonblanc on limestone reaches dizzy heights, and offers stunning minerality and purity on the nose, enhanced by aromas of citrus fruits and grapefruit in just the right measure.
The mineral dimension is echoed on the palate, accompanied by poise and length carrying all the finesse, freshness and body that a touch of Semillon will harmonise to perfection.
A very accomplished La Garde white for its distinction, freshness and purity.
Frédéric Bonnaffous, Dourthe Estates Director
Grape variety : Sauvignon Blanc: 90%, Semillon: 10%
Determining optimum harvesting dates for the Sauvignon blanc (dominant at La Garde) and Semillon is crucial in this early vintage.
We harvested only in the morning, from August 29 to September 6. The wines are fresh and aromatic with a citrus fruit note.
HARVEST: manual, in crates
Sauvignon Blanc: August 29th to September 6th
Semillon : September 4th to 6th