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AOP Pessac-Léognan

Château Carbonnieux Grand Cru Classé 2017

€970 Flacon de 10cl

Pessac-Léognan Château Carbonnieux is a legendary wine. It has such a clear colour that is is said, in the 18th century, to have been drunk in the court of the Sultan of Constantinople under the name “eau minérale de Carbonnieux” (Carbonnieux mineral water). You too will love this dry white wine with its intense nose of floral notes, pear and white fruit. On the palate, it has a lively initial sensation leading into a round and nicely full mouthfeel. This is a fleshy Pessac-Léognan at its most delicious.

Flacon de 10cl €970
Pessac-Leognan Château Carbonnieux 2017

Specifications

Vineyard name Château Carbonnieux Grand Cru Classé
Label of origin AOP Pessac-Léognan
Vintage 2017
Grape varieties Sauvignon Blanc (70%), Sémillon (30%)
Tasting conditions 12 °C
Location Bordeaux
Alcohol level 13.0%

Winemakers

Eric et Philibert Perrin

Where history and terroir go hand in hand, it is often the promise of a great wine. From the Hundred Years' War to the Renaissance and the French Revolution, Château Carbonnieux has been defined by France’s historical events. Thanks to the extraordinary capacity of its terroir, Château Carbonnieux was awarded "Grand Crus de Graves" status for its white and its red wines, in the official classifications of 1953 and 1959. Only six chateaux out of Bordeaux’s 9,000 winemaking holdings have Cru Classé status for both their red and white wines. In 1956, the Château's running was taken over by the Perrin family who undertook a major replanting initiative. Today, the estate comprises 170 hectares of land just outside of Bordeaux. The vineyard, which has been there since the 13th century, now has 92 hectares of vines, and today it is the Perrin grandchildren, Eric and Philibert, who manage the Carbonnieux estate.

Food and wine pairings

Appetizer
  • Langoustines in puff pastry
Fishes
  • Roast lobster, 
  • Turbot in a creamy black trumpet mushroom sauce
Cheeses
  • Brillat-savarin