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2017 Château Chantegrive Cuvée Caroline, Graves

2017 Château Chantegrive Cuvée Caroline, Graves

Ref: CARO170
White  |  Still  |  13% ABV

This is among the largest properties of the Graves commune, with 96 hectares under vine. Henri & Françoise Lévêque sold their stamp collection in 1966 to buy the first two hectares of what would become Château Chantegrive. Hubert de Bouard, owner of Château Angélus in St Emilion, consults on the wine making here. 

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Wine Details
Wine Details
AppellationAppellation: Graves
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
RegionRegion: Bordeaux
ColourColour: White
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 13%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2018-2025
MaturityMaturity: Young and Lithe
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Grape VarietyGrape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

"This estate was badly affected by frost - a real loss for the appellation, as this is one of the leading lights. But they have managed to produce a small quantity of this excellent white. Rich, round and succulent, it has a fleshy texture with white pears and white peaches. It's subtle but builds in power through the palate, and is going to give a lot of pleasure over the next five to 10 years. There's an excellent mouthwatering quality on the finish. Fermented and aged in 50% new oak with lees stirring for nine months. Drinking Window 2018 - 2025." Jane Anson in Decanter Magazine



Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained

Sweetness

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Location Explained
Location Explained

Location

AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information

Pricing

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