Château Sirio Graves White - 2019
Pale yellow colour.
Nose of citrus fruit.
On the palate our 2019 white unites all the qualities of an excellent vintage: freshness, maturity, concentration and acidity.
Grape varieties: 70% Sauvignon, 30% Sémillon
Ageing potential: drink now or until 2026
Food & Wine pairing: Tartare of white fish with coconut milk and lime; Fillets of red mullet with caramelised red onions: Curried chicken slivers with black rice.
Ideal serving temperature: 9-11°C
Three hectares in production.
"With 5,000 bottles produced, this white wine dominated by the Sauvignon (80% of the blending) is a delicate gem, with an acacia flower nose and citrus fruit palate. The wine offers a good balance between the intensity of the Sauvignon and the roundness of the Sémillon aged in barrels, for a fresh finale." Terre de Vins November-December 2020.
“A combination of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sémillon from vines averaging 35 years of age, each variety is fermented separately in stainless steel vats. The Sauvignon then remains in stainless steel vats while the Sémillion ages seven months in new French oak barrels. The result is a savory, nuanced wine that shows only a hint of oak smokiness. Pineapple, pomelo and ginger give the wine girth yet also zest. The creamy mouthfeel glide benefits from contrasting, zippy acidity. Easy to drink now, this will pair with a wide variety of foods.” 89/100. American Master of Wine, journalist and blogger Christy Canterbury, tasted June 2021.
“An attractive lemony nose with fine hints of oak opens after airing to quite delicious ones of peach and pear. The Sauvignon grape shows on the palate with its strong citrus flavours. Well balanced between acidity and richness.” La Tulipe Rouge November 2021. La Tulipe Rouge is a new bilingual guide to the best French wines retailing at less than 20€ per bottle.
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