2017 Château Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan Bordeaux White

St Barth’s Wine

The name Carbonnieux is said to come from a family called "Carbonius" or Carbonnieu who cleared and cultivated land near Léognan at the beginning of the 13th century. The name Ramon Carbonnieu, the owner of vines at Léognan in 1234, is indeed mentioned in the archives of Bordeaux.

The medieval origins of the estate were confirmed by a deed of exchange dated April 2, 1292, signed by two monks from the powerful Sainte-Croix abbey in Bordeaux. In 1152, Eleanor of Aquitaine married Henry II and so Aquitaine became part of the kingdom of England and was called Guyenne.

Trade flourished, wine sales multiplied and Bordeaux prospered until the Hundred Years War (1337-1453). After this long-troubled period which resulted in shortages, ruined harvests and epidemics, the Benedictine monks were forced to give up their Carbonnieux vineyard.

Grapes, 75 % Sauvignon blanc  25 % Semillon.

This 2017 vintage has a pale color. A nose with aromas of green apple and lemon accompanied by notes of white flowers. In the mouth, the wine exudes purity, vigor and aromatic freshness, all wrapped in pleasant fat. The finale reveals a voluptuous wine, precise, tense, greedy with aromatic purity and a gustatory dynamic of the most successful. Château Carbonnieux white 2017 blooms in a classic style perfectly mastered mixing the creaminess of the material, well-integrated acidity and a nice volume in the mouth. 

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