Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Sauvignon Gris, Muscadelle
Producer: Chateau Barouillet (Vincent Barouillet)
Region: Bergerac, France
Wild Scale: 2/5
Winemaking: Direct press with 4 month fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeast. Matured on lees in tank. No filtration or fining and just a small amount of sulphur.
This Wine: Brilliant everyday white wine with loads of complexity for a bottle at this price point. The winemaker Vincent says that the Sauvignon Blanc brings the aromatics, Sauvginon Gris gives the texture and Chenin supplies freshness. The Semillon he says, is just great juice! This wine is a real crowdpleaser.
Notes on the Winemaker: Vincent Barouillet is an eighth generation winemaker in the Bergerac / Monbazillac region south of Bordeaux who makes superb value wines from local varieties.