Vintages: 2009, 2010.
Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc- Pessac-Léognan
Vineyard: (White varieties): 42 hectares - average age of vines 30 years
Varieties: 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sémillon
Ageing: Barrel fermentation, ageing 10 months (30% new oak) with lees stirring
Tropical aromas, honeyed with a compelling richness on the palate. The 2009’s will probably have a shorter
maturing curve than the 2007 vintage; however these wines in general are known for their great longevity. All in all they are thoughtfully compelling dry white wines.
Château Carbonnieux’s vineyard and wines share a long history which goes back to the 13th century. The Benedictine monks of Bordeaux’s Holy Cross abbey and the great Ferron and Bouchereau families all left their mark on the property. In 1956, Marc Perrin acquired and restored the château, which definitively earned the title of Cru Classé in 1959. Antony Perrin, his son, continued the improvements and gave this wine an international reputation. Today Eric and Philibert, his children, manage the family property.
The vineyard for Château Carbonnieux’s white wine is situated on clay-limestone slopes which support the region’s famous Garonnaise gravel. These rare and respected terroirs produce exceptional white wines whose superior character has been recognized for centuries. When young, Carbonnieux’s white wine charms with its freshness, its purity and its fruity, floral aromatic intensity. When mature, it develops notes of dried and preserved fruit which offer numerous opportunities for satisfying food matches.Chateau Carbonnieux - Official Website