2009 a year for freshness and clean floral aromas with a balanced level of acidity. As always distinctive mineral characters typical of Graves terroir. Bouquet of honey and citrus fruit. Sauvignon Blanc adds vivacity and floral aromas.
Château du Seuil, located 35km south east of Bordeaux, is one of the most elegant country houses on the left bank of the Garonne river. This 19th century estate overlooks the river and is in the heart of the Graves vineyards, as well as the Cérons appellation. This region is rich in remains of Gallo-Roman vineyards and has a century long tradition of producing fine wines.
|Grape Variety||Semillon 50%, Sauvignon Blanc 50%|
|Service||10 - 12 degrees C|
|Producer||Chateau du Seuil|
|Winemaking||100% Semillon aged for 6 months in new and 1 year old French oak|
|Soil/Vines||Terraces of river gravel, and sand deposits with sub soil limestone, clay, iron pan|
|Harvest||Hand-picked and triaged, pressed pneumatically, Semillon fermented in new and 1 year old French oak barrels and Sauvignon in temperature controlled stainless steel. Left on lees for stirring using oxoline system for six months.|
Decanter World Wine Awards 2011 - Chateau du Seuil Graves 2009