Château Villa Bel-Air White
Famille JM Cazes - AOC Graves
White,AOC Graves
50% Sauvignon, 50% Sémillon
history
Owner of Chateau Lynch-Bages since 1939, the Cazes family has, over the generations, expanded its range of vineyards and developed a true model of tourism based on a tradition of hospitality. Jean-Charles Cazes models a wine that is quickly recognized. André Cazes, the youngest of his 4 sons, studied law. It was not until the 1960s that he took over the reins of the estate. And like his father before him, his influence will be decisive. He regenerated and enlarged the vineyard, which reached nearly 100 hectares at the end of the 1990s. After studying engineering, André's son, Jean-Michel, returned to Pauillac in 1973. He was accompanied by Thereza, a Portuguese woman from Mozambique, and their first three children, Kinou, Marina and Catherine, soon to be joined by Jean-Charles. Their marriage, made official by André, then mayor of the town, laid the first stone of a resolutely cosmopolitan family history.
Vineyard
The property is perched on a magnificent gravel brow. The soil is composed of Garonne gravel, and lies on a subsoil base of clay-limestone, partly ferruginous. The terroir also benefits from an advantageous micro-climate: the surrounding pine forests protect it from bad weather, and the proximity of the Garonne River mitigates both extreme heat and excess humidity.
Winemaking
After pressing, the white is fermented in oak barrels at low temperature. Fermented in barrels and aged on yeast lees, 30% of them in new wood.
Tasting notes
A vintage with a very beautiful aromatic intensity with notes of citrus, white peach and exotic fruits. After the freshness, the wine reveals a beautiful roundness and persistence on the palate given by the oak barrel aging (on fine lees).
Food pairing
Aging potential
Grape varieties
50% Sauvignon, 50% Sémillon
Press
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
201890 IWC (International Wine Cellar)
90
2018
Citrus, apple and gooseberry nose. Bright vibrant acidity with long layers.
IWC (International Wine Cellar)
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