Château de Janicon Graves Blanc 2015
90 Points. Gold Medal - Tastings.com - Château Janicon is a stone’s throw from Pessac Leognan and the town of Martillac, home to the prestigious Chateaux bearing these towns names. An elegant Bordeaux Blanc, Château Janicon is a blend of 66% Sémillon, 30% Sauvignon & 4% Muscadelle. Body and complexity come from the Sémillon, and the Sauvignon adds a lovely citrus acidity. A wonderful nose with notes of honey, smoke and grapefruit. On the palate the wine is crisp, fresh and crunchy, and will show well over the next couple of years. In all, a lovely balanced and smooth wine. Exceptional value for money
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A wonderful nose with notes of honey, smoke and grapefruit. On the palate the wine is crisp, fresh and crunchy, and will show well over the next few years.
About the Producer
Château Janicon stands on deep gravel soils in the North of the appellation, a stone’s throw from Pessac Leognan and the town of Martillac. The minerals in the soils have formed over centuries, rolling gently down from the mountains in the Garonne river. The large gravel soils hold in the heat to allow perfect vegetation but also let excess water drain away. The water drains into the clay – flint subsoil which allows the vine to hydrate itself during dry summers. It also makes the vine push its roots deep into the ground, making it produce superb fruit. Perfect conditions to make elegant fruity wines.
A true visionary, André Vincent sold his small property in Saint Estèphe in 1988 to buy Chateau Grand Bos. A parcel of wines and a few hectares of woodland at the time, but he replanted the forest with vines as his soil analyses showed that the terroir was perfect for winemaking. He renovated the winery to the stunning state that it is now and purchased a few hectares of very old vines to add class and elegance to his wine. His daughter, Marie Vincent Rochet now runs the show, just as ecologically friendly as her father, sacrificing yield for quality. Her stock in trade is passion, quality and perseverance.
Gold Medal - Tastings.com
90 Points - Tastings.com
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